7.10.12 Stabbing Investigation: Arrest, charges
On 8 July 2012, at approx. 3:05 am, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to 239 W. King Street for a stabbing. Officers encountered the victim, who was riding in a vehicle, and learned that he had been stabbed on W. King Street, outside of 239 W. King Street. The victim, a 33 year old Lancaster man, was then taken to an area hospital by EMS, where he was being treated for a stab wound to the torso and a laceration to the head and neck area. The victim’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Officers secured the 200 block of W. King Street as a crime scene, while investigators interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. Investigators have learned that the stabbing occurred as a result of an altercation, where the victim was confronted by a large group of people and subsequently assaulted. Investigators are attempting to identify the subjects involved, however no arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at 735-3300. Callers do not have to provide their names to give information.
UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 9 JULY 2012
Lancaster City Bureau of Police Detectives conducted numerous interviews, regarding the assault that which occurred outside of 239 W. King Street, early yesterday morning. In addition to conducting interviews, investigators also gathered additional evidence which may help identify the suspects involved in the assault. Investigators have learned that the assault on the 33 year old Lancaster man, involved numerous suspects (both male and female) who specifically went after the victim. Investigators learned that the victim was swarmed by a large group of people who then began punching, kicking and chasing the victim around the sidewalk, into the street and into a nearby parking lot. At some point during the assault, the victim was stabbed in the torso. The victim also sustained lacerations to the side of his head and neck. The victim was treated and then later released from the hospital.
As a result of the investigation thus far, investigators have identified several suspects who were involved in the assault. On 9 July 2012, Lancaster City Bureau of Police detectives obtained arrest warrants for four individuals who are suspects in the assault. Detective Lieutenant Michael Winters charged the following individuals with Aggravated Assault (F-1), Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault (F-1) and Riot (F-3) before Magisterial District Judge Bruce Roth. The charged suspects are:
Dynell Anthony BROWN M/22
1st block of Heller’s Church Road Leola, PA
Frank Lamar BROWN M/27
200 block W. Vine Street Lancaster, PA
Kristen Nicole MITCHELL F/29
300 block New Holland Ave Lancaster, PA
Andrea Marie BROWN F/29
500 block S. Queen Street York, PA
On 9 July 2012, at approx. 3:57 pm, Officer Jordan Miller, of the East Lampeter Township Police stopped Dynell BROWN during a traffic stop, near his home in Upper Leacock Township. After identifying BROWN and determining that he had a warrant for his arrest, Officer Miller was able to take BROWN into custody without incident. He was then turned over to the Lancaster City Bureau of Police and was taken to the City Police station to be interviewed by investigators. BROWN is currently being held and is awaiting arraignment.
The investigation into the assault on W. King Street is on-going, and investigators are following up on leads. Investigators are working to identify additional suspects and determine their roles in the assault, with the possibility that additional suspects will be charged as they are identified.
Investigators are seeking help from the public in locating the three suspects wanted in this case. Anyone with information on their whereabouts or with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at 735-3300. Callers do not have to provide their names to give information.
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