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Four accused in assault outside Springetts bar
A man trying to stop a group of people from attacking women outside a Springettsbury Township bar ended up in York Hospital with stab wounds, according to police.
Springettsbury Township Police say four people punched, kicked and stabbed a man after he told them to leave a group of women alone on Jan. 26.
Kameron Dishane Johnson, 27, of the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue; Santonio P. Malone, 32, of the 200 block of South Albermarle Street; and Jalik W. Frederick, of the first block of East College Avenue, are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.
Richard Brandon Tyler, 32, of the 700 block of West King Street, faces the same charges. Tyler faces an additional aggravated assault charge because police say he was the one who stabbed the victim.
Assault: According to court documents, the victim was outside Banana Max bar at 2650 Eastern Blvd. about 2 a.m. Jan. 26 when he saw a group of men attacking a group of women in the rear parking lot.
The victim told the men to leave them alone, and one of the men said "mind your own business or you'll get it, too," police said.
The victim tried to separate the groups, but he was attacked by the four men, according to charging documents.
Police viewed surveillance footage, which detailed the alleged attack. In the video, Malone tried tackling the man and was able to get him to the ground with the help of others, according to police. Malone then kicked and punched the victim, striking him in the face and head, court documents allege. He then watched as others continued the assault, police said.
Johnson kicked the man's head and continued punching him as the man got off the ground, court documents state. Johnson then pushed him backward over a concrete wall, causing the man to fall about 3 feet, landing on his back, officials said.
Johnson continued punching the victim in the upper body while he was on the ground, charging documents allege.
Frederick also punched the victim while he was on the ground trying to defend himself, according to officials. Police say Frederick pursued the man after the altercation ended.
Court documents state that during the altercation Tyler stabbed the victim twice with a knife. Police say the man was stabbed in the back when he stood up for a woman who was "slashed."
The man was able to fend off the attackers, police said, and he later discovered he had been stabbed twice in the back, causing significant injuries, court documents state. He was taken to York Hospital, where it was discovered he had a punctured lung, officials said.
Charges were filed Feb. 15, and Johnson and Malone were arraigned on the charges Feb. 19. Frederick was arraigned on the charges Feb. 19. Frederick and Malone remain in York County Prison in lieu of $45,000 bail each.
Johnson remains free after posting $45,000 bail.
As of Wednesday, March 21, Tyler had not been arraigned on the charges.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had Richard Tyler's name incorrectly listed. The story has been updated.