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Corry man is charged in Monday stabbing

A Corry man faces a charge of aggravated assault stemming from a Monday stabbing in Pittsfield Township.

Charles R. Earls III, 22, 25 1/2 Franklin St., Corry, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police in the wake of the incident that occurred at 175 Dey Ln. on Oct. 12 shortly after 8 a.m.

It was Earls who initially called 911 and told troopers that he had stabbed the victim twice after the victim attempted to punch him, per the affidavit of probable cause.

A second 911 call came from the scene shortly after.

Troopers were on scene less than 15 minutes later and took Earls into custody, according to the affidavit.

They observed the victim being treated by EMTs on the porch of the Dey Ln. residence and observed “a large pool of blood on the porch” under the victim. They said that EMts were “holding a towel” on the victim’s abdomen, in addition to a towel or bandage on the victim’s wrist.

Police interviewed the victim in the ambulance.

The victim said he was contacted by a female who had broken up with Earls the day prior and got a ride to Dey Ln. where he “encountered Earls as soon as he arrived.”

The victim said he told Earls to leave and “saw a bat in Earls’ bag and grabbed and tossed it away from the area where they were standing.” The trailer park manager, police say, was also contacted and asked Earls to leave.

The victim said he continued to ask Earls to leave and “Earls stepped up on him.” He then pushed Earls in what he described as an attempt “to get him to leave.”

The victim then, according to police, saw a curved knife in Earls’ hand.

The affidavit states that Earls then “lunged forward” and stabbed the victim in the wrist, grazed his chest “and then stabbed him in the abdomen.”

Online court records indicate that Earls is being held in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bond while the victim was ultimately life flighted to Erie for treatment.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

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