Stabbing

Update: Police still searching for man in Carlisle stabbing

2012-10-03T13:30:00Z 2014-06-27T10:29:01Z Update: Police still searching for man in Carlisle stabbingAndrew Carr, The Sentinel The Sentinel
October 03, 2012 1:30 pm  • 

Police are still looking for the suspect in a stabbing that occurred on Tuesday morning.

William Harris, 20, address unknown, is wanted on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges after police say he stabbed another person over an argument about a dog at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Penn Street.

Police say he is considered armed and dangerous, but the initial stabbing had resulted in a fight with the individual and was not random.

“We don’t know that he has any issues with any other individuals,” said Carlisle Borough Police Department Chief Stephen Margeson. “We don’t have any reason to believe that he is on any kind of rampage or poses a specific threat to another person, however, he was armed with a knife, he may still have that knife, we can’t say. There is an arrest warrant for him, so whether or not he would pose a risk or resist arrest if confronted by police or another citizen, we can’t predict his behavior. Whether or not he is capable of further violence is in question.”

Dashawn Devonshire, 19, is in stable condition at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center after being stabbed three times including in the chest.

Witnesses say Harris and Devonshire were arguing inside the home over allegations that Devonshire had fed Harris’s dog cold medicine, causing the dog to become sick. The two men went outside where Harris stabbed Devonshire three times after a brief struggle.

“It was a serious offense, it was a stabbing, which is potentially life threatening,” Margeson said. “Fortunately, it didn’t end in that.”

Problem House

East Penn Street residents have previously called to report the home to The Sentinel in recent months and stated that it has been a nuisance in the area for some time.

Police are also aware of prior disturbances at the home.

“There have been numerous calls regarding occupants of that house and certain behavior in the past,” he said. “There have been arrests of individuals residing at, or at that house in the past. There have been some codes violations which the codes department has addressed at that residence also. We are aware of that location, there have been several issues between occupants or residents of that address and neighbors. There have been several disturbance calls and disagreements between those residents of that address and neighbors in the past.”

Borough code officials were on scene to determine if the home meets borough standards for occupation, and the house has previously been classified as unsuitable for habitation.

“In the past, there had been one or more code violations,” said Margeson, however he was unaware if any actions had been taken.

Other Crimes

Harris is also currently in the middle of a court case stemming from a June burglary at N.S. Deli. He is scheduled for a pre-trial conference in Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas at 9 a.m. Nov. 14, after police say he was caught burglarizing the business.

Police say officers were dispatched to the business for a burglary in progress. When they arrived, the man was seen fleeing the scene north across West Willow Street in front of arriving officers, according to police.

The man ran onto School Avenue where he momentarily was able to hide, but was found behind a parked truck, police said, noting that he was arrested and identified as Harris.

Police say next to the truck was a backpack full of cigarettes and two electronic devices on the ground next to it. Also found was a knife, a black ski mask that the man was wearing and a glass punch which was used to break the glass of the store, according to police.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink: 

Carlisle police are still searching for William Harris in connection with a stabbing in Carlisle Tuesday morning.

Police say he is considered armed and dangerous, but the initial stabbing had resulted in a fight with the individual and was not random.


Posted Tuesday night on Cumberlink:

Dashawn Devonshire, 19, is in stable condition at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center after being stabbed three times in Carlisle on Tuesday morning.

According to a report from ABC 27, Carlisle Police say 20-year-old William Harris stabbed Devonshire in front of a home on the 100 block of East Penn Street.

Witnesses say Harris and Devonshire were arguing inside the home over allegations that Devonshire had fed Harris’s dog cold medicine, causing the dog to become sick. The two men went outside where Victim in Harris stabbed Devonshire three times after a brief struggle.

Devonshire was airlifted to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center via Life Lion Tuesday morning.

ABC 27 also reports William Harris has not yet been taken into custody and faces charges of aggravated assault and endangerment. He is considered armed and dangerous.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

Neighbors report Tuesday's rainy morning being punctuated by the sounds of fighting, then police cars in the 100 block of East Penn Street.

Police were called to the scene after a report of a stabbing incident at 9:47 a.m.

While police on the scene did not release any information, scanner reports said a 20-year-old male was stabbed in the chest.

The victim is being transported to Hershey via Life Lion for treatment and appeared to be unconscious at the scene.

Next door neighbor Russell Shingleton reported that he called police after being awoken by a loud party next door.

“I heard somebody kicking and beating at the door,” he said.

Shingleton reported looking out his door and finding the victim “flopped down on the step with stab wounds.”

Neighbors reported that the fight ensued inside the home, then continued outside where the victim was stabbed. The suspect then fled the area and the victim dropped on to the stoop of the home, where he was found by concerned residents, who then called 911.

East Penn Street residents have previously called to report the home to The Sentinel in recent months and stated that it has been a nuisance in the area for some time.

Borough code officials were on scene to determine if the home meets borough standards for occupation, and the house has previously been classified as unsuitable for habitation.

Police were on scene until shortly before 11 a.m. canvassing the area.

More information will be released as becomes available.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

Neighbors report their rainy morning being interrupted by the sounds of fighting, then police cars in the 100 block of East Penn Street in Carlisle.

Police were called to the scene after a report of a stabbing incident at 9:47 a.m.

While police on the scene did not release any information, scanner reports said a 20-year-old male was stabbed in the chest.

The victim is being transported to Hershey via Life Lion for treatment and appeared to be unconscious at the scene.


Posted earlier on Cumberlink:

A photographer at the scene said the victim is being transported to Hershey via Life Lion for treatment and appeared to be unconscious.

Posted at 9:53 a.m. on Cumberlink:

Police were called to the scene of a stabbing incident at 9:47 a.m. in Carlisle.

The incident was reported on the second block of East Penn Street and scanner reports said a 20-year-old male was stabbed in the chest.

A reporter and photographer are heading to the scene. Check back to Cumberlink for details as they become available.

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