TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Man slashed with kitchen knife in Trafford

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 3:06 p.m.

Police said an Allegheny County man was intoxicated when he went into a Trafford home Tuesday and slashed a man with a kitchen knife.

The victim sustained three “moderate lacerations” to his upper arms and back when Joshua Steven Ford, 24, of Overbrook, grabbed a 13-inch knife and began to slash at the man, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trafford police.

Ford went to the Third Street house with his girlfriend around 5:30 a.m. and started to fight with the occupants. Police accuse Ford of first arguing with the man he later slashed, choking and punching a female victim and striking a second female victim before grabbing the knife. According to court documents, police found the knife outside with dried blood on it.

Police arrested Ford at his mother's Trafford home and charged him with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and four counts of simple assault.

He is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bail. A Jan. 7 preliminary hearing before District Judge Helen Kistler is scheduled.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. ‘We Are FR’ fund going strong
  2. Police say Latrobe woman bought gun for boyfriend, who shot neighbor
  3. Retired postal worker picks $1M winner
  4. Scottdale to reconsider use of complaint forms
  5. Murrysville woman sues Giant Eagle over burns
  6. Graziani hired away from Latrobe as Penn Township’s manager
  7. Easter egg hunt planned at Norvelt field
  8. Police see no sign Franklin Regional stabbing suspect was bullied
  9. Bridge work a priority for PennDOT in Westmoreland
  10. Judge explains why suspect in East Liberty killings was freed
  11. Greensburg teen raising money to build homes in Guatemala
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.