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Police arrest 2 men in Pittston stabbing


February 19. 2013 8:16PM
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PITTSTON – Police arrested two men on assault and other charges after a stabbing on Market Street early Saturday morning.


Police said they were dispatched to the reported stabbing at 12:13 a.m. and learned a fight had taken place at 11 Market St. and that a 19-year-old man from Wyoming had been stabbed in the chest by a 22-year-old man from Pittston.


The 22-year-old was located and arrested, police said.


Upon further investigation, police said they learned the stabbing victim allegedly disarmed his assailant, then assaulted him. Both were charged in the incident.


One of the men was treated at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for injuries, police said.


Court records identify the 19-year-old stabbing victim as Kenneth William McDonald and the 22-year old as Christopher Eric Weller.


Police said both men were arraigned before District Judge Paul Roberts, Kingston, Saturday and are being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 monetary bail.


According to court records both were charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. Weller was additionally charged with criminal mischief.


Preliminary hearings for both men have been scheduled for Dec. 11 before District Judge Andrew Barilla Jr., Pittston.




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