The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 16, 2013

Stabbing suspect's arraignment delayed

— SUNBURY — A city man who remained at large for four days after an alleged home invasion that ended in a fight leaving another man with stab wounds was to appear in court Tuesday, but those proceedings were postponed.

Joseph Rice, 23, of 634 Susquehanna Ave., was to appear for a preliminary arraignment in front of District Judge Ben Apfelbaum.

Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini already has recused his office from prosecuting the case because it involves the boyfriend of his niece. Rosini said the attorney general’s office will prosecute the case. No new date has been set.

Rice turned himself in after police said he was involved in a scuffle in the 1100 block of Susquehanna Avenue that turned into a stabbing, leaving Darryl Troup with gashes in both knees that required four staples to close. The suspect is being held in the Northumberland County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The incident began July 7 when Rice began calling Troup, police said. The defendant then appeared in the back yard of the Troup home, where Troup could see he had a silver folding knife in his right hand, according to court documents.

Elyse Rice, daughter of late Carl Rice, who was a longtime Sunbury district judge, and niece of Tony Rosini, was in the home and went to the yard to calm down Joseph Rice and have him leave, police said.

Joseph Rice, who is the father of a child with Elyse Rice, pushed past the woman and ran into the home where the fight took place, court documents said. Troup went to Sunbury Community Hospital, where he received three staples in his left knee and one in his right knee to close the wounds.

Troup told police that Joseph Rice continued to call him while he was at the hospital, according to court documents.

When Troup returned home from the hospital, Joseph Rice was standing in the middle of Julia Street with a tire iron in his left hand and another object in his right hand while yelling before fleeing the area, court documents said.

Joseph Rice is charged with four felonies — burglary, two counts of aggravated assault and criminal trespass — as well as several misdemeanor offenses.

Text Only
  • Union County bridge replacement project begins Aug. 4

    HARTLETON — A PennDOT maintenance crew in Union County will begin a bridge replacement project Aug. 4 on Pleasant Grove Road, Route 3005, in Lewis Township, between Moll Road and Wirth Road, north of Pleasant Grove.

    July 23, 2014

  • DanCrash23.jpg BREAKING NEWS: Woman killed today in Danville area collision

    DANVILLE – An older woman, from the area, was killed in a log truck-car crash at about 1:45 this afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • 400-pound bull on the lam

    State police and a western Pennsylvania cattle owner are looking for a 2-year-old bull that has been missing for more than a week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

    July 23, 2014

  • spider24online.jpg Arachnid alert!

    We came across this spider brunching on another today near the American Legion post in Herndon. We aren't sure what type of spiders they are. Particularly the one with the full stomach. Do you?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: Experts showing the way for reform

    Domestic abuse remains one of the most prevalent crimes nationally yet remains routinely unreported.

    July 23, 2014

  • Feds ship 500 children to Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border is spilling into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth.

    July 22, 2014

  • Hope Lewis Inmate's widow wants $750,000 from Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — The widow of a Shamokin man who hanged himself inside Northumberland County Prison is demanding $750,000, the firing of all jail employees who worked the night of June 16 and a complete overhaul of policies and procedures for suicidal inmates.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vancliff Lifer gets more time for molesting Danville girls

    WILKES-BARRE — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a former Danville woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.