Saturday, July 15, 2017

Man Charged After Argument Leads to Stabbing

A man was charged with stabbing another man after a fight Friday.

According to authorities, Enrique Torres, 52, of Shenandoah was charged after he allegedly stabbed a man during a fight in the Shenandoah Rite Aid parking lot.

The incident began just after 3:00pm when police were called to the parking lot and found Torres, Benjamin Vadiz, and Christina Torres.

An investigation found that Enrique Torres and Benjamin Vadiz got into an argument over loud music near the One Stop.

Security footage showed that Enrique and Christina Torres entered the store lot, parked and remained in their vehicle until Vadiz approached from behind. Enrique Torres exited his vehicle and approached Vadiz with a knife in his hand while Christina Torres walked to the rear of the vehicle where the two men were.

Enrique Torres allegedly then held the knife to Vadiz who approached him and began to hit him with a bookbag. Vadiz then struck Enrique Torres several times with his fist while Torres slashed Vadiz with a knife while Christina Torres was kicking and punching Vadiz.
Enrique Torres, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault along with one misdemeanor count each of possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, disorderly conduct and one summary charge of harassment and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Torres was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi, Tremont, and committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $50,000 straight cash bail.

Vadiz was taken to the hospital treatment of lacerations to his back and face.

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