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Sandusky police seek Thanksgiving Day stabbing suspect

Melissa Topey • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Police are looking for Jonteal Cherry who is accused of stabbing another young man during a fight on Thursday afternoon, according to a report. Attempts to contact the Cherry family were unsuccessful.

The victim suffered a puncture wound about 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch to the back of his left shoulder, according to reports. He was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center and treated.

Staff at the hospital reported to police that two men came to the hospital and wanted to know where the young man was, according to a report.

“The males were talking about retaliation. The males were denied access,” the report states.

A charge of felonious assault has been prepared against Cherry.

Cherry is additionally facing burglary, drug abuse and drug paraphernalia charges from a previous incident. He has plead not guilty to those charges.

In January 2011 a then 16-year-old Cherry plead guilty to a felonious assault charge for allegedly stabbing a woman during an altercation on Market Street. Cherry’s family and attorney maintained his innocence even as he entered the plea deal. They questioned the investigation conducted by police into that stabbing.

Anyone with information on Cherry’s whereabouts is asked to call Sandusky police at 419-627-5863.


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