Po­lice: Man charged with stab­bing man in the back

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Manuel Gamiz Jr.

Hours af­ter he con­fronted an Al­len­town po­lice of­fi­cer with a knife on the mid­dle of a city street, a 48-year-old man was charged with stab­bing a man in the back, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Christo­pher Oswald, of Al­len­town, was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault on the stab­bing and re­sist­ing ar­rest al­le­ga­tions, and dis­or­derly con­duct and pub­lic drunk­en­ness in con­nec­tion with the ear­lier in­ci­dent. He was sent to Le­high County Prison un­der $57,000 bail.

Ac­cord­ing to a crim­i­nal com­plaint:

Al­len­town po­lice were dis­patched at 9:50 p.m. Sun­day to the 400 block of Chew Street on a re­port of a fight, and when they ar­rived, a large group of peo­ple dis­persed. As of­fi­cers walked away, some­one yelled, “he has a knife.”

Of­fi­cer Paul McA­dams stopped his ve­hi­cle and could see a man, later iden­ti­fied as Oswald, com­ing from be­hind a ve­hi­cle. Oswald had a knife in his hand and was walk­ing down the cen­ter of Chew Street to­ward the of­fi­cer.

Oswald even­tu­ally dropped the knife, but kept walk­ing to­ward the of­fi­cer. While he was be­ing de­tained, Oswald pulled away from po­lice, and it took sev­eral of­fi­cers to take him into cus­tody.

A test showed that his blood al­co­hol level was 0.215%.

At 9:45 a.m. Mon­day, Al­len­town po­lice were dis­patched to a home in the 400 block of Chew Street for a re­ported stab­bing. Po­lice spoke to Jeramie War­ren who said he was stabbed in the back by Oswald.

Other wit­nesses told po­lice Oswald was in­volved in a fight and stabbed War­ren.

It was un­clear by court doc­u­ments if Oswald was re­leased af­ter the first in­ci­dent and re­turned to Chew Street to al­legedly stab War­ren.

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