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June 18, 2013

Man jumped in Sharon, stabs one of his attackers

SHARON — The intended victim of an early-morning robbery stabbed one of his attackers just after 5 a.m. Monday on Jennyburg Hill in Sharon.

Four men looking for money confronted the 20-year-old man who was walking along Prindle Street near Walnut Street above the Shenango Valley Freeway, police Chief Mike Menster said.

They were pushing him around when the man used a knife to defend himself and stabbed Travis Hopper, who was in the group.

The victim “was jumped by four individuals, two white and two black males,” Menster said. “As they surrounded him and started to rough him up, he pulled a folding knife from his pocket and stuck Hopper one time. That’s what ended the assault.”

The victim, who is white, ran away and was not injured. Police are looking for the knife, Menster said.

Hopper, 19, of 353 Liberty St., Sharon, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, where he underwent surgery before a Sharon detective could question him Monday afternoon.

Police charged Michael Williams, 22, of 392 Alderman Ave., Sharon, with robbery and conspiracy. He was taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post $50,000 bond.

The attempted robbery comes on the heels of similar recent incidents in the city.

On June 10, a group of men stole money from a 25-year-old woman during a home invasion in the 500

block of Sherman Avenue. A half hour later, a 19-year-old man was robbed of $17 while he was walking on Stambaugh Avenue.

On June 12, a 24-year-oldman was attacked and beaten by a group of seven men on South Oakland Avenue.

Menster wouldn’t say that police are connecting any of the crimes.

“Are we looking at that? Absolutely, but I can’t say now one way or the other,” Menster said. “We expect there will be more people charged as this unfolds,” he added.

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