York City man stabbed through the arm

John Joyce
  • York City man allegedly stabbed partner through the arm with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute.
  • Police: John Vasquez argued with his boyfriend over phone calls to another man.
  • The stabbing victim required stitches and an X-ray.

A York City man is charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his partner through the arm with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute May 31.

York City police officers found blood in every room of the house and splattered all over the walls, according to the charging documents.

John Vasquez, 28, of 1076 Kelly Drive, is charged with aggravated assault and is free on $10,000 bond awaiting a preliminary hearing.


According to the documents, the officers responded to the Vasquez residence for a domestic dispute between two men and found a trail of blood leading from the front porch into the house.

Inside, the victim and Vasquez were seated in the living room where Vasquez was holding a towel wrapped around the victim's arm. Vasquez said the two were domestic partners who had gotten into an argument over some phone calls the victim had been making to another man. The fight became physical, and Vasquez pulled a knife from a kitchen drawer, the documents said.

Vasquez and the victim struggled, during which Vasquez stuck the knife into the victim's right forearm, according to the documents. Vasquez made several statements to the officers that it was an accident and he did not intend to stab the victim, the documents said.

The victim was transported to York Hospital, where he received treatment including stitches and an X-ray.

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