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Family feud leads to stabbing

Shawn Foucher • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A Grant Avenue family feuding over a television program Wednesday evening found themselves embroiled in a domestic dispute that led to a stabbing, according to Perkins police.

The only person charged as of late Wednesday was stabbing victim Cedric Traylor, 29, who faces two counts of domestic violence and two counts of assault. Late in the evening Traylor was still at Firelands Regional Medical Center, where staff were treating a deep puncture wound on his left bicep, according to police.

Twin 13-year-old boys were in the home, and one of them allegedly stabbed Traylor, police said. Officers have forwarded the case to the prosecutor to determine if other charges should be filed.

The melee kicked off at about 7 p.m. when a 38-year-old woman and Traylor, her boyfriend, started arguing about a television show, Perkins police Officer Martin Curran said. The twin sons and their 19-year-old brother were in the home when the argument started.

It soon turned violent, with Traylor allegedly punching the older son in the face. One of the twins then plunged a knife into Traylor’s arm, police said. While Traylor and the 19-year-old were taken to the hospital, the twins and their mother were not injured.

Officers recovered a large kitchen knife from the scene, but they soon learned it was not the knife used in the assault, Curran said. Traylor’s puncture wound was deep, but the entry point was only the size of a dime.

“It went in several inches,” Curran said of the wound. “The knife we recovered was 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. There’s no way it was the knife that was used.”

Just minutes after that call, officers scrambled to the 2600 block of Columbus Ave., where they cited Dorian Towner, 37, for criminal damaging. Towner allegedly punctured the tires on a woman’s SUV after the woman showed up at his home and began arguing.

“He says he doesn’t know how (the tires) got deflated,” Curran said. “You can see puncture marks on the tire walls.”

Perkins officers also responded Wednesday evening to a call at Columbus Park, where children were allegedly threatening each other with knives. Charges were not filed.

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