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Sandusky police capture man wanted in Thanksgiving eve stabbing

Emil Whitis • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Jonteal Cherry, 18, of Sandusky, was charged with felonious assault, obstructing official business and violation of parole.

Officers posted in an unmarked car spotted Cherry walking south on Camp Street at about midnight. When they got out Cherry high-tailed it though several backyards.

He made it all the way to Carr and Tyler streets but Cherry gave up when police released Sandusky police dog Justice. 

Police had been looking for Cherry since Nov. 21 when he allegedly stabbed a boy in the back. He has been booked into the Erie County Jail on $22,000 bond.

(Editor's note: A pervious version of this story listed an incorrect date of the initial stabbing incident. It has been corrected.)

For more on this developing story, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

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