POLICE: Sibling stabbed in downtown argument

Staff Report


A man who allegedly stabbed his sibling twice in the torso late Friday has turned himself in to police.

Robert Price Jr., 35, of Lorain, faces a second-degree felonious assault charge. He surrendered at Amherst’s North Lake Street police station around 4:30 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Dan Makruski.

Police issued a warrant for Price’s arrest after they were called at 10:15 p.m. Friday to the emergency room at the University Hospitals Amherst Health Center downtown.

Surveillance football shows an escalating argument between Price and his half-brother, 38-year-old Sly Worthy of Columbus, outside Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant on Park Avenue, a police report said.

Worthy was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland but has now been released.

Judge Thomas Januzzi set Price’s bond at $100,000 during an arraignment Monday in Oberlin Municipal Court, records show. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.

Another report said a knife was found in the front yard of a Jackson Street home around 6:45 a.m. the morning after the stabbing. Police sent it for analysis to see whether it could be the one used downtown.

The case remains under investigation, Makruski said.


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