Towanda man accused of stabbing friend in shoulder
Bradley Erin Baker, 32, of Towanda is accused of stabbing his friend in the left shoulder on Saturday, Towanda police said.
Baker has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, police said.
Jenna Hart, Borman's girlfriend, provided the following account to police of the incident, according to a court document that the Towanda police filed in Towanda District Court:
Hart said that Baker showed up at their residence.
Baker and Borman drank alcohol together, and the two began to argue in the kitchen.
Baker called Borman a "snitch" and Borman told Baker to "get the (expletive deleted) out of my house."
Borman began to walk away and Baker picked up a kitchen knife that was lying on the counter and stabbed Borman in the back.
Borman walked into the bathroom and saw that he had been stabbed and then punched Baker in the face.
A struggle began between Borman and Baker, and Borman "took down" Baker in the living room, which caused Baker to strike his head on a glass coffee table.
Borman had a knife wound of 1 1/2 to 2 inches across the middle of his left shoulder, police said. Borman was treated for his would with a few stitches, police said.
Baker's face was "covered with blood" when he arrived at Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said.
Borman told police that he had Baker had been "buddies," according to the court document.
Asked whether any charges will be filed against Borman, Towanda Police Chief Randy Epler said: "Not that I'm aware of, at this time."
Baker was arraigned by Towanda Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Saturday. Baker's bail was set at $25,000.
The victim, Michael Borman, was treated at Memorial Hospital.