Niles man says he was stabbed in the chest after trying to help couple whose car was in ditch

Staff report


Daniel T. Day, 24, of North Main Street in Hubbard is facing a felonious assault charge today after he was accused of stabbing a Niles man who stopped along side the roadway early Monday to help Day and a woman.

A Weathersfield police report says an officer responded to Austintown-Warren Road near West Park Avenue at 2:10 a.m. New Year’s Day because a Warren woman said she had been punched in the face and a male was “all bloody.”

The officer spotted a man holding his chest near a car in a driveway. The man told the officer he had pulled up to the vehicle in the ditch and when he went to help, the male from the car stabbed him.

The victim, 39, showed the officer a puncture in his chest. He said the man and a woman fled on foot toward West Park Avenue.

A second Weathersfield officer with a canine started looking for the suspects, and Niles police were alerted. The first Weathersfield officer placed a dressing on the victim’s chest, and paramedics later took him to the hospital.

No further information was available on the victim’s condition.

Niles officers eventually found Day and the woman, who is 29 and from Youngstown, at 2:38 a.m. under the railroad trestle on West Park Avenue and took them into custody. The woman was not taken to jail.

Day is scheduled to appear today in Niles Municipal Court.

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