The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 13, 2013

City dad stabbed 10 times

Two brothers with rap sheet on fighting are suspects, cops say

SUNBURY — SUNBURY — A city man was flown by helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center on Friday night after being stabbed 10 to 12 times by two Valley brothers with a history of fighting others, according to city police.

Damian Badman, 31, of Shamokin, and Brian Badman, 29, of Sunbury, were incarcerated in Northumberland County Prison on $125,000 secured bail after Sunbury police say they knifed Shawn Snurkowski, 26, of North Sixth Street, and Amber Edwards, whose address was unknown at deadline.

Snurkowski was listed in fair condition Saturday by a nursing supervisor at Geisinger; neither the Danville medical center nor Sunbury Community Hospital had information about Edwards.

Police from Sunbury, Northumberland and Point Township arrived at 8:39 p.m. and found a crowd standing in the 100 block of North Sixth Street, where numerous witnesses told them that moments earlier, the Badmans and an unknown female showed up and began arguing with Snurkowski.

Damian Badman then threw a can of beer in the direction of Snurkowski and Snurkowski’s children, police say.

The arguing escalated, and the Badmans began to stab Snurkowski in the chest, neck and back.

Edwards, who was among those witnesses who tried to break up the fight, was slashed in the left triceps, police report, and was taken to a hospital.

The Badmans left in a silver Volkswagen with tinted windows, city police said, and were apprehended shortly thereafter.

Sunbury police did not say where the Badmans were taken into custody or what type of weapon they allegedly used.

The Badmans face identical charges of four counts of aggravated assault, and four counts of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, felonies that in total can carry up to 60 years in prison and $100,000 in fines; a misdemeanor charge of possessing an instrument of crime, which can result in a 5-year sentence and $10,000 penalty; and two counts of simple assault, misdemeanors that can carry a 2-year sentence and $5,000 fine.

In Northumberland County Court, Damian Badman pleaded guilty in 2008 to disorderly conduct for fighting; to harassment in 2004; and to disorderly conduct for fighting in 2003. In Snyder County Court, he was found guilty of disorderly conduct for fighting in 2012.

Brian Badman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for fighting in Northumberland County Court in April.

If the Badmans post bail, they will not be permitted to possess a firearm or have contact with the victims.