Police seek men in stabbing in Pa.

August 16, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro police on Wednesday continued to search for a pair of men believed to be involved in Tuesday's downtown stabbing.

Police released little new information about the incident, which left one victim hospitalized.

Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center confirmed that Joshua Fink was a patient, but a spokeswoman refused to provide information about his condition.

Fink was flown to Hershey after being taken by ambulance to Waynesboro Hospital for a stab wound or wounds.

A second victim, Michael Hovis, was treated at Waynesboro Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Hovis was not stabbed, but rather struck in the face.

Police Chief Ray Shultz had no further identifying information for the victims other than their names, but a police sergeant said previously that both men appeared to be in their early 20s.

No charges were filed or warrants obtained in the case, Shultz said Wednesday at 4 p.m.


Shultz said Hovis was found near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and West Main Street shortly after 10 p.m. Fink traveled down Cleveland Avenue before collapsing in front of 206 W. Second St.

Witnesses to Fink's collapse told The Herald-Mail that he was clutching his side and screaming something about his assailant.

The man who allegedly hit Hovis and stabbed Fink got into a white car driven by another male, Shultz said.

The pair were believed to be headed toward Baltimore, Sgt. Mike Bock said Tuesday night.

No motive had been determined, Shultz said.

An officer was flagged down on West Main Street by two females, alerting him to Hovis' condition, Shultz said. Witnesses to Fink's collapse said they called 911.

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