YOUNGSTOWN – “I’m very blissful to be alive. He was going to kill, ”Mahoning County Deputy Canine Director Dave Nelson stated Wednesday of being stabbed Tuesday afternoon throughout a name a few canine on the south aspect.
Nelson was stabbed within the left forearm whereas sitting in his guard canine’s truck, however Nelson additionally had a bruise above his left eye, a bandage on his proper wrist, and a bruise and a small reduce on his chest.
A person recognized by police as Squire Glenn Jr., 60, was being held Wednesday on the Mahoning County Jail on a felony battery cost. He was arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court docket and has a preliminary listening to at 9:15 am subsequent Wednesday. The quantity of the bond was not listed within the courtroom or jail information.
His picture was not obtainable and municipal courtroom information on Wednesday afternoon didn’t embrace it.
Glenn doesn’t have an in depth legal document domestically, however was convicted of 4 counts of legal battery on a police officer in 1993, and Mahoning County Widespread Pleas Court docket Choose R. Scott Krichbaum sentenced him to between 10 and 25 years in jail.
Nelson stated the three:22 p.m. assault by a person in a wheelchair occurred shortly and unexpectedly on the nook of West Myrtle Avenue and Oak Hill Avenue.
“I am glad I am nonetheless right here. I believed it was the tip, ”Nelson advised The Vindicator on Wednesday afternoon.
Nelson had simply noticed the person strolling the canine that Nelson had come to see. The person and canine had been within the driver’s aspect of Nelson’s truck.
“I used to be eight toes away strolling the canine,” Nelson stated. “I stated, ‘Hey, can I give that canine some water?'”
The person and canine had been lacking, stated Nelson, who has labored as an assistant canine guardian for about 25 years. He seemed within the driver’s aspect mirror attempting to find the person however could not see him.
Nelson turned proper to talk on the radio and report that he was about to exit the car at that location. All of a sudden the person was on the driver’s aspect window.
“As quickly as I grabbed the radio, I flip round and hastily, bam! within the face, and he is on the window. He jumped out of his legless wheelchair, grabbed onto the door, and went straight inside. He went on strike. I believe he caught me first.
“I nonetheless did not know I had a knife, after which I felt a pinch on my shoulder and rotated. I went to hit him to hit him and I rotated and instantly I noticed his hand go up within the air and he stabbed the knife in my arm, “Nelson stated.
“He took it again and stated, ‘You are (eradicated) useless. I am slicing your throat. He went again in for the strike. I’m now in protection mode of ‘How can I cease this?’ I am considering I’ve to eliminate it, ”he stated.
THE POLICE ARRIVES
Simply then a Youngstown police patrol automobile was approaching.
“He dove out the window. I hear the police say: ‘Increase your fingers.’ I look out and he (the officer) stated, ‘Okay Dave, I bought it.’ I stated, ‘That does not matter to me. I opened the door and stated, ‘He caught me good. I believe he bought me within the rattling chest too. I stated, ‘I believe I am bleeding to dying.
“He seemed and stated, ‘Oh man, I believe so.’ And I used to be like, ‘I do not know what number of instances he caught me,’ and I used to be scared that he would hit me within the chest. I reached out and had blood on my hand, I stated, ‘Man, he reduce my jugular vein.’ He wished to kill me. “
It turned out that the chest wound was minor and there was no harm to Nelson’s neck. He does not even know when he was hit close to the attention. Nelson’s proper wrist harm was the results of combating the person, Nelson stated.
Nelson doesn’t but know if the stabbing brought about important inner accidents. He hopes to return in for follow-up medical care.
Along with Youngstown police, Animal Charity was within the space, Nelson stated. He had gone there as a result of somebody reported man in a wheelchair was dragging a canine down Oak Hill Avenue. There was additionally a query about which canine he had as a result of a similar-looking canine was lacking that day, Nelson stated.