Good Samaritan stabbed on New Year’s

Niles man stopped to help Hubbard man get Jeep out of a ditch

WEATHERSFIELD — A Hubbard man was arrested New Year’s Day and is accused of stabbing a Niles man who stopped along the road to help him get a Jeep out of a ditch.

Daniel T. Day, 24, was arrested on a charge of felonious assault Monday following a disturbance on Austintown Warren Road near the Westwood Lake Mobile Home Park, according to a police report. Day was arraigned in Niles Municipal Court Tuesday and will appear back in court for a preliminary hearing at a later time.

Police were initially called at 2 a.m. to the area for an unknown disturbance by a woman who said she was punched in the face by a man who also had a knife.

Police found victim Jesse Kegley, 39, of Niles, around 2:10 a.m. standing near the back of his vehicle at 2335 Austintown Warren Road. Kegley was holding the right side of his upper chest where police saw a puncture wound, the report states, and a Jeep could be seen in a ditch about 30 feet north of the area.

Kegley told police he pulled up to the Jeep in the ditch and when he went to help the motorist he was stabbed, the report states, and the man and woman inside the jeep ran. Just before 2:40 a.m. Day and the woman he was with were found under a nearby railroad trestle.

Day was taken to the county jail and the woman he was with was released, according to the police report.