Thu 11:43am UPDATE2: Couple held in attack
BRACEVILLE – Trumbull County Sheriff’s detectives were holding a 35-year-old ex-convict and an 18-year-old woman who lives with him in connection with a stabbing robbery early this at a mobile home park here.
According to reports, the couple barged in on two men playing video games at 136 Westgate Drive in Arhaven Estates shortly before 1 a.m.
Injured in the attack were Jamie L. Stein, 33, who remained in St. Joseph Health Center with several stab wounds. Also injured was Tim Wagner, 31, 136 Westgate, and who was treated at Trumbull Memorial Hospital before being released.
Stein was identified in reports as a neighbor of Tim Wagner, who lives in the mobile home with a brother, Albert, 35, who was not injured in the attack.
Reports indicate the couple, who live in the mobile home park at 144 Westgate, planned to rob the brothers. After forcing their way into the Wagner’s residence, the male being held stabbed both men after demanding money.
Albert Wagner told police he noticed a ski mask or cap pulled from the attacker and he recognized him as a resident in the park.
Deputies arrested the man inside his trailer at 144 Westgate and found the 18-year-old woman still inside Wagner’s mobile home.
Charges were being formalized against the couple and were expected to be filed later in Newton Falls Municipal Court.
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