Police: Man stabbed wife and another man in Hanover home invasion

Brandon Moorefield

A Hanover man is accused of breaking into a home and stabbing his wife and another man early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Hanover Police said in a news release that Brandon Lee Moorefield, 25, broke into a home in the first block of College Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, after tracking his wife's phone there.

He stabbed his wife, 21, and a 25-year-old man inside the home before taking the woman and fleeing on foot, police allege.

His wife was found covered in blood in the 300 block of North Forney Avenue, charging documents state.

On Monday, Feb. 25, Moorefield, of the 200 block of Third Street, remained in York County Prison without bail, charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, stalking, simple assault and trespassing.

The man suffered serious injuries; the woman's injuries were not life-threatening. Charging documents do not list the names of the victims.

Incident: Police found the man with several wounds actively bleeding on the floor of a bedroom in the home Saturday morning. 

Additionally, police said there were several large blood spots on the sheets and pillow on the bed. 

The victim told police that  Moorefield had stabbed him after Moorefield had broken into his home that morning, charging documents state. Police said the man was stabbed seven times.

Another person in the home told police he was awakened by screaming then saw Moorefield leave, forcibly taking his wife with him, officials said.

He believed Moorefield had broken into the home through a kitchen window since the front door was locked, according to police. The kitchen window was unlocked and had several hand marks on the outside of it, court documents state.

Moorefield and his wife were found nearby in the 300 block of North Forney Avenue, police said. A potential domestic dispute in that area had been reported to York County 911, officials said.

His wife had three stab wounds to her leg, and she was taken to Hanover Hospital for treatment, according to authorities.

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Moorefield: Police spoke to Moorefield, who admitted  using an app to track his wife's cellphone to the first block of College Avenue, documents state.

He told police that his marriage had been strained recently and not knowing where she was made him suspicious, police said. 

He walked to the home on College Avenue, knocked on the door and heard a woman screaming, charging documents state. 

Police said he believed it was his wife, and he kept knocking louder until she came downstairs and answered the door. 

"(Moorefield) stated he observed (his wife) was injured and removed her from the residence to return to his residence to treat her wounds," Officer Adam Knepp wrote in charging documents. 

Moorefield, police said, denied entering the home and causing the injuries. 

His wife told authorities she didn't remember what happened, police said.

The man was stabbed seven times, and three of the wounds were life-threatening, documents state. He had to be airlifted to another hospital for additional treatment.

The night before, Hanover Police had been in contact with Moorefield's wife, who was concerned about her safety from her husband, charging documents state.

Police said there are documented incidents of prior violence between Moorefield and his wife.

Moorefield was arraigned on the charges Saturday night. He does not have an attorney listed yet.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 7 at District Judge Dwayne Dubs' office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser














Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 717-637-5575 or through York County 911. 

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