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Man wanted in borough stabbing in custody

August 21, 2007|By DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A second suspect in a stabbing last week in Waynesboro Borough was in custody Monday, picked up in Maryland on an unrelated warrant, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.

Dante Williams, aka "Ice," of Camberwell Road, Catonsville, Md., was being held in Baltimore County, Md., after being taken into custody Saturday in Edgewood, Md., Sgt. Mike Bock said Monday.

"They also had warrants for him for failure to appear on a drug charge. That's what he was picked up for," said Bock.

Williams, 32, was picked up by a bail enforcement officer who initially was unaware that he was wanted in Pennsylvania, Bock said.

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A warrant had been issued for Williams on charges of aggravated and simple assault in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, stabbing of Joshua Fink, 26, and the assault of Michael Hovis, 24, both of Waynesboro.

Another man, Matthew Cordell, 24, of Waynesboro, was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in the incident, Bock said.

Police alleged Cordell was charged with driving the getaway car.

Police said Fink and Hovis were assaulted on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West Second Street shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Hovis was found lying on the sidewalk after being punched in the face. Fink was stabbed twice in the abdomen and staggered down Cleveland Avenue before collapsing in the 200 block of West Second Street, police said.

Cordell was waiting for Williams in a car at the intersection of West Main Street and Cleveland Avenue at the time, police said.

Hovis was treated at Waynesboro Hospital and released. Fink was taken to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center with what police described as life-threatening injuries.

"The last we heard, he's improving very well," Bock said.

Williams has a criminal record that includes robbery and weapons charges, police said last week. Cordell has two theft convictions from 2004 and was convicted of providing phony urine for a drug test in 2005, according to Franklin County Court records.

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