November 20, 2014

Elyria
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Man tells police he was stabbed while getting gas

ELYRIA — A man who obtained multiple stab wounds early Wednesday night told police he was stabbed while filling his vehicle with gas at Speedway on Griswold Road.

Police were sent to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Oberlin and met with the victim, Miles Davis, 30, of Lorain. Davis, who had multiple stab wounds to the chest, arm pit, shoulder, arm and left knee, told police he was filling his gas tank at Speedway when he was attacked by another man.

Davis told police the confrontation occurred after he complimented the man on his vehicle, which he described as a newer model white car. He said a female passenger in the car got out of the vehicle yelling, and, when he told the driver to “control his woman,” he said the man got out of the car with a “punch knife” between his fingers.

Davis said, fearing for his life, he threw the first punch, but he did not realize he had been stabbed until the fight was over.

Police said, while Davis had multiple puncture wounds, they appeared to be only minor and were treated with stitches. Davis also had scratch marks on his hand and chest, according to a police report.

A front seat passenger in Davis’s car, Latasha Kennard, told police she did not see Davis’s initial contact with the other man because she was on the phone. She said after the fight she pulled Davis into the car and drove him to the hospital.

Police said another passenger who was in the car was not at the hospital.

Police spoke with an employee at Speedway, who said he witnessed the fight between the two men. He said Davis was beating on a passenger in the white vehicle, and the two men eventually left the area.

Police were reviewing security footage of the incident.