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February 1, 2013

Admitted stabber gets Northumberland County jail term on assault charges

SUNBURY — A Selinsgrove resident may spend up to two years in the Northumberland County Prison after agreeing to plead guilty to charges related to a city stabbing on Memorial Day.

As a jury sat waiting for the first day of his trial, Quashon Blake pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one count of reckless endangerment for his part in a Memorial Day brawl at the Beck Apartment Complex, South 11th Street, Sunbury.

The fight left Blake injured and two men stabbed.

Blake on Thursday entered Northumberland County Court and appeared before President Judge Robert Sacavage after his attorneys — Kymberley Best and Tim Bowers, of Sunbury — met with representatives of the county district attorney’s office before his trial was to start.

Sacavage accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Blake to 11½ to 23½ months in the county jail with time served.

Blake has served 193 days and is expected to spend only about five months more in the prison.

In May, Sunbury police said Blake, Manuel Martinez, 21, of 6574 Park Road, Selinsgrove, Leon Hastings, 21, and Ryan Newman, 17, both of Sunbury, and Jamie Raudales, 17, of Northumberland, were seen on video during the stabbing.

Martinez was found to be the one who initiated the wild brawl that left him hospitalized with four stab wounds, police said.

Police said Martinez broke in to the Beck Apartments and initiated the fight a day after Blake and Newman fought over the phone about a girl.

The group went to the Beck Apartments on Memorial Day, and the fracas broke out, which led to Blake coming out of his apartment with a baseball bat, police said.

Blake eventually lost the bat, and was overpowered by the group until he brandished a knife and stabbed Martinez once in the back, once in the leg, once in the stomach and once in the arm, police said.

The early morning fight sent Martinez to Sunbury Community Hospital. He later was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

 

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