South Side man faces assault charges in stabbing


YOUNGSTOWN — A Willis Avenue man is expected to be arraigned later today in municipal court after he was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday for a stabbing.

Reports said police were called to the South Side home of Jeff Hollins, 59, for a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a man with a blood-soaked shirt who said Hollins stabbed him.

Hollins said the victim was arguing with his stepdaughter, and when he went to check on them he saw the victim punching and choking his daughter. When he tried to break it up, the victim swung at him so he stabbed the victim in self-defense, reports said.

Reports said Hollins showed them where the knife was and officers recovered it with some blood on it. Hollins was booked into the Mahoning County jail on a charge of felonious assault.

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