September 1, 2014

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Charges filed in Elyria stabbing

ELYRIA — The 25-year-old Elyria man stabbed during a dispute with a neighbor Thursday night was listed in good condition Friday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Ricky Lowe Jr., 25, was stabbed once in his lower stomach around 9:30 p.m. — shortly after telling his Clinton Avenue neighbor, 53-year-old Scott Hall, to get out of his front yard, according to Elyria police.

Hall, who was treated and released at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria for a stab wound as well, later was charged with three counts of felonious assault. He remained at the Elyria City Jail on Friday.

Police say Hall initially obeyed Lowe’s request to leave, but he returned about a half-hour later and stabbed Lowe, according to the police report.

After that, Hall ran back to his house.

But again, he returned — this time slashing at two people who had been on Lowe’s front porch. Their injuries were minor, and they declined medical treatment, police said.

A neighbor who wished to remain anonymous said he saw Hall chasing someone down the street with a knife, before the man was able to convince Hall to go home. The identity of the person being chased wasn’t clear, according to police.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Hall covered in blood and sitting in a lawn chair a few doors down in front of his own home.

He appeared intoxicated and was bleeding profusely from a stab wound to his upper chest area, a police report said.

However, he refused to cooperate with police, only saying that he had been jumped by a group of neighbors down the street.

Lowe, meanwhile, was transported to EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria and later flown by helicopter to Metro Health Medical Center.

Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said it’s unknown whether Hall’s wound was self-inflicted or not.

“He still hasn’t talked to us yet,” Eichenlaub said.

Contact Stephen Szucs at 329-7129 or sszucs@chroniclet.com.