UPDATE: Man stabbed in downtown Sandusky

Early morning brawl on Columbus Avenue sends one to hospital.
Shawn Foucher
Nov 23, 2013

UPDATE 2:28 p.m. — Joseph Moffitt, 31, of Monroeville, and Dustin Ramsey, 31, of Sandusky, are held at the Erie County Jail on $20,000 bonds for allegedly stabbing a man multiple times during a fight early Saturday morning.

Sandusky police arrested Moffitt and Ramsey at the scene, when witnesses pointed them out to police near the intersection of Water Street and Columbus Avenue.

Police said they attacked Jason Dendy, 32, who was flown by medical helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where he remained Saturday afternoon.

Moffitt and Ramsey are both charged with disorderly conduct fighting and complicity to felonious assault. Ramsey also is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


ORIGINAL POST 2:20 a.m. — A man suffered at least two stab wounds to the abdomen Saturday morning in a brawl on Columbus Avenue downtown, Sandusky police said.

The victim's name was not immediately available. He was taken by ambulance to Firelands Regional Medical Center, and his condition was unknown.

Officers and firefighters were called to the area near Water Street and Columbus Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. 

Police said they have one person of interest in custody and they've also talked to a number of people who may have witnessed the attack. Officers bagged a few pieces of bloodied clothing found near the curbside, then cleared the scene about 45 minutes later. Additional details were not immediately available.

Check back later today for updates.



No one seen that coming. He c I us be Amish tho so there might be a race issue




Deertracker, that's what I said at first also...I believe those split up letters should have been the word "could".....must be typing on a phone....androids these days, sometimes they suck!..haha


Worse then Amish....monroeville


I think he means to say that the perp's first name was Joseph, and something about the Amish.

But you know, for some people, English is hard.


Does anyone even know if the guy was a bar patron?


Not sure lady c , but I'm guessing he's not from Huron cause he didn't kick a window out

yea right

FYI the "man" is in cleveland. he was stabed 4 times most critical was the wound to the liver..next 24 hrs well tell..the "bad guy" had a 6 in knife..he is in custody.

Erie County Resident

Why were these to brainiacs not charged with attempted murder???

yea right

2 white guys on 1 black guy


REALLY ??? Oh s#!t here comes the race card by Monday. Probably be hearing from reverend al, and the other one can't think of his name, hide your valuables everyone i smell riots and protests coming


Why you thinking about bringing your Klan to Sandusky.


It was two on two. dustin was fighting another guy who is unamed.Then the victim jumped in. then moffit jumped in to help his friend getting jumped by the two black guys and used his knife.


Yes it was *could*


It is scary since most of the new generation of drinkers.. Aren't just having a few beers. They are popping pills with the booze.


Its not always the establishment that is at fault, although, good bartenders and security can be proactive and reduce violence in bars.
Downtown Sandusky has become a very violent district, rather than having patrols in cars downtown, they should have officers on foot patrol as well, especially during the witching hour.

he said she said

I don't know the whole story except from the paper and what I've heard. From what I understand, he was trying to stop a fight and the one he pulled away then turned and stabbed him.


Nothing good after midnight? Bah! Milk gets hauled. Fields get ploughed. Lady C was right..I see good young people along with the bad. Honestly most people over 50 seem very self-centered.


Mr. Moffit was lifeflighted from this area two months ago after being jumped on by four guys. so he started carrying a knife for protection. Does this justify stabbing someone while they are down -i think not. i pray for the victim in this case. Sandusky is going to shit. Stay away from downtiwn at nite on the weekends. stuff like this happens everynight down there.



Ya kinda wish moffit would have learned a lesson after getting jumped and stayed away from there, instead of packing a knife and going back... Not saying he was looking for trouble, but certainly not trying to avoid it either


Its a sad situation from all both sides. I hope the victim ends up being okay. moffit is the father of my niece . she loves her father dearly. i dread her growing up without a dad..the victim will be in my prayers tonite. nobody deserves their life taken away.fingers crossed!!


Very true jenk, but dang moffit, you got a little girl and its two in the morning be home with her ! Not sure of the situation, married, divorced, custody, visitation but you have a little girl who needs a GOOD dad, you already got jumped, put your big boy pants on clean yourself up and be a real dad, there's organizations out there to help you, get it


What ever happened to a good old fashion butt whooping?punching each other a few times and having the problem over and done with.Now its several people jumping on one person..or like this case a weapon being used. if u feel like ur life is in danger is the only way i feel a weapon should b used.

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2901.05 Burden of proof - reasonable doubt - self-defense.
(A) Every person accused of an offense is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and the burden of proof for all elements of the offense is upon the prosecution. The burden of going forward with the evidence of an affirmative defense, and the burden of proof, by a preponderance of the evidence, for an affirmative defense, is upon the accused.


(1) Subject to division (B)(2) of this section, a person is presumed to have acted in self defense or defense of another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if the person against whom the defensive force is used is in the process of unlawfully and without privilege to do so entering, or has unlawfully and without privilege to do so entered, the residence or vehicle occupied by the person using the defensive force.


(a) The presumption set forth in division (B)(1) of this section does not apply if the person against whom the defensive force is used has a right to be in, or is a lawful resident of, the residence or vehicle.

(b) The presumption set forth in division (B)(1) of this section does not apply if the person who uses the defensive force uses it while in a residence or vehicle and the person is unlawfully, and without privilege to be, in that residence or vehicle.

(3) The presumption set forth in division (B)(1) of this section is a rebuttable presumption and may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence.

(C) As part of its charge to the jury in a criminal case, the court shall read the definitions of "reasonable doubt" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt," contained in division (D) of this section.

(D) As used in this section:

(1) An "affirmative defense" is either of the following:

(a) A defense expressly designated as affirmative;

(b) A defense involving an excuse or justification peculiarly within the knowledge of the accused, on which the accused can fairly be required to adduce supporting evidence.

(2) "Dwelling" means a building or conveyance of any kind that has a roof over it and that is designed to be occupied by people lodging in the building or conveyance at night, regardless of whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent or is mobile or immobile. As used in this division, a building or conveyance includes, but is not limited to, an attached porch, and a building or conveyance with a roof over it includes, but is not limited to, a tent.

(3) "Residence" means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as a guest.

(4) "Vehicle" means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, that is designed to transport people or property.

(E) "Reasonable doubt" is present when the jurors, after they have carefully considered and compared all the evidence, cannot say they are firmly convinced of the truth of the charge. It is a doubt based on reason and common sense. Reasonable doubt is not mere possible doubt, because everything relating to human affairs or depending on moral evidence is open to some possible or imaginary doubt. "Proof beyond a reasonable doubt" is proof of such character that an ordinary person would be willing to rely and act upon it in the most important of the person's own affairs.