SHENANDOAH - One man is charged after a fight in the heart of Shenandoah, which sent two the hospital Friday afternoon.
According to police, officers were called to the Rite Aid in the borough's downtown around 3:10pm after a call regarding a fight with stab victims.
Shortly after arrival, officers identified Enrique Torres, Benjamin Vadiz, and Christina Torres, as suspects in the fight, all of whom had suffered injuries.
An investigation into the incident, according to police, revealed that Enrique Torres and Benjamin Vadiz were involved in an argument regarding loud music at the Shenandoah One Stop Shop two blocks away.
Later, police say Enrique and Christina Torres parked in the Rite Aid parking lot, sitting in their vehicle until Benjamin Vadiz arrived, when Enrique exited the vehicle, holding a knife, when the fight began.
Police say Vadiz began hitting Enrique Torres with a bookbag, and began punching him, all while being slashed by Vadiz' knife. Christina Torres was also involved, kicking and punching Vadiz, according to police.
Vadiz was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment of injuries to his back and face while Christina Torres was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill for treatment.
Enrique Torres, 52, of 116 West Laurel Street, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault along with one misdemeanor count each of possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, disorderly conduct and one summary charge of harassment and restrictions on alcoholic beverages, and arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi, Tremont.
Enrique Torres was committed to Schuylkill County Prison, unable to post $50,000 straight cash bail.