8.18.14 Aggravated Assault Stabbing Arrest
PRESS RELEASE 8.18.14
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/STABBING ARREST
On Sunday August 17, 2014 at approximately 7:16pm, Officers from Lancaster City Bureau of Police B Platoon responded to a report of a stabbing. The incident occurred on the 300 blk. S. Lime. Upon arrival, Officers located the victim, a 53 year old male resident of Lancaster. The victim had a stab wound on his left side. The suspect was gone upon the Officer’s arrival.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery to treat the injury. Officers interviewed witnesses and learned that the victim and suspect were known to each other. A verbal confrontation had escalated to a physical one, resulting in the victim being stabbed. The scene was processed for evidence and cleared at approximately 8:20pm.
The suspect was identified as William Valentin Colon, a 63 year old resident of the 100 blk. S. Queen St., Lancaster. Colon surrendered at the Police station at approximately 9:34 pm August 17, 2014. Off. Bradley charged Colon with (1) Count Aggravated Assault. The complaint was filed before MDJ Ballentine. Colon was arraigned by MDJ Roth and committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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William Valentin Colon W-H/M/63 100 blk. S. Queen St. Lancaster, PA