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Police arrest second stabbing suspect

9 November 2012 No Comment

SHIPPENSBURG — Police have arrested the second man involved with a stabbing Tuesday.

Chambersburg Police arrested Jonathan Smalls, 18, of 51 E. Franklin St. in Greencastle, just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 61 N. Fourth St., Chambersburg, for outstanding charges from Shippensburg.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Chambersburg Police Department. Shippensburg Police responded and Smalls was turned over to their custody.

Smalls’ identity and whereabouts were learned based on information from an ongoing investigation.

Shippensburg Police arrested the other suspect, Paul Rivers, 21, with the assistance of Shippensburg University Police Tuesday.

Borough police received a report of a fight behind 337 E. Fort St., Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. A short while later, Nicholas Fortenberry, Shippensburg, showed up at the police station with several stab wounds to the back of his head and neck. He was alert and able to speak to officers.

The victim, who was transported to Chambersburg Hospital, provided a description of two suspects involved in the fight. Rivers was located by Shippensburg University Police and taken into custody.

Officers were initially unable to find Smalls, who had taken property from the victim, police said.

Rivers has been charged with aggravated assault and robbery. He was taken to Cumberland County Booking Center.

According to online court documents, Rivers was arraigned Wednesday in front of Magisterial District Judge Charles Clement. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Nov. 19.

Smalls was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams, and bail was set at $100,000. He was transported to Cumberland County Prison.

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