Monday, January 22, 2018

Frackville Stabbing Suspect in Custody

A man who police say was involved in a stabbing in Frackville on Monday is in custody.

According to Frackville Police Chief Rick Bell,  Felix Fermin Bermejo, 25, of Shenandoah turned himself in Monday evening after a warrant was issued earlier in the day for a stabbing that took place in Frackville on Monday.

Bermejo was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale on charges of criminal attempt to commit criminal homicide, two felony counts of aggravated assault, three misdemeanor counts of simple assault, misdemeanor count each of recklessly endangering another person and possessing instruments of crime, and a summary count of harassment.

Bermejo is being locked up in Schuylkill County Prison Monday night after not being able to post $500,000 cash bail.

Police say the stabbing occurred just after 12:15pm in the 100 Block of South Lehigh Avenue in the borough.

The victim, Jacob Schopfer, 24, of Ashland, was stabbed in his left side by Bermejo during a verbal argument.  Bermejo then fled the scene in a blue SUV and was last seen traveling towards Shenandoah on Route 924.

Schopfer was taken by EMS to the former Schuylkill Mall property where he was flown to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest and is undergoing surgery for his injuries.

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