8.7.14 Stabbing/Simple Assault arrest 1st. blk. New Dorwart St.
STABBING/ SIMPLE ASSAULT ARREST 1ST. BLK. NEW DORWART ST.
On Wednesday August 6, 2014 at approximately 4:52p.m. Officers from Platoon C responded to a home on the 1st blk. New Dorwart St. for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victim, an adult male. The victim had (3) shallow/superficial puncture wounds on his torso as well as (2) scratches on his left bicep.
The victim related that he had been involved in a dispute with his father, identified as William E. McCracken. The victim stated during the dispute McCracken grabbed a needle-nose pliers and stabbed at the victim, causing the injuries to the victim.
As a result of this incident, McCracken was arrested and charged with Simple Assault (Domestic Violence) before MDJ Winters. McCracken was arraigned on the complaint and committed to LCP in lieu of $15,000 bail.
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William E. McCracken 1st blk. New Dorwart St. Lancaster, PA