SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month for 3 months
SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month for 3 months

Suspect named in Friday stabbing near York City's Colonial Courthouse

Anthony Cox

York City Police have named a suspect they say stabbed a man last Friday near the old Colonial Courthouse.

Anthony Cox, 52, is charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and simple assault, a misdemeanor. 

Police responded to the stabbing at 2:22 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the 200 block of West Market Street, according to police.

More:Police: East Berlin man fled assault in Uber

More:Police: Windsor man facing drug charges after chase

Police said Cox and Leroy Moody, the victim, got into an argument, and Cox cut Moody's arm once with a knife behind the courthouse.

Prior to the stabbing, Cox called Moody a "piece of s—." A large pool of blood was found near the courthouse after the incident, charging documents state. 

Moody was taken to York Hospital for treatment, and his injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

Police later located a knife inside Cox's jacket. 

"Cox claimed that he was swinging the knife and accidentally cut Moody," according to charging documents.

Cox was released on his own recognizance.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, before District Judge Joel Toluba.