By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - A 21-year-old man is charged after police say he stabbed another in the borough on Friday, April 20.
According to borough police, Ryan Shoup, 21, stabbed a male in the area of West Market and 'B' Street around 10:30 Friday evening. Police say Shoup jumped out of a van in that area, and began assaulting the victim, who was on foot.
The victim was treated for a single abdominal stab wound at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill in Pottsville.
Later, officers apprehended Shoup at a home in the 400 block of West Pine Street without incident, where the knife allegedly used was recovered as well.
"It is important to make the public aware that the victim and the offender were known to each other. This was not a random act," said Mahanoy City Police Chief Ken Zipovsky. "The swift apprehension of the defendant is a testament of the Mahanoy City Police Department’s dedication to providing justice for victims, and making a safer community. "
Shoup was charged by Patrolman Thomas Rentschler with two counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Simple Assault, Possessing Instruments of a Crime, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, False Reports to Law Enforcement, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David A. Plachko.
Shoup was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bail, and a preliminary hearing will be held at the courtroom of Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker in the near future.