Monday, January 22, 2018

Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Wanted for Stabbing

Late Monday, Frackville Police obtained an arrest warrant for a Shenandoah man wanted for a stabbing in earlier in the day.

UPDATE:  Suspect in Custody

Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale, Frackville, issued the arrest warrant for Felix Fermin Bermejo, 25, of Shenandoah.

According to Frackville Police Chief Rick Bell, 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 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.

Frackville Police Chief Richard Bell charged Bermejo with 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.

Anyone with information on the Bermejo or his location is asked to call Frackville police through the Schuylkill County Communications Center by calling (570) 462-1991.

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