By Patrick W. Connelly

Herald Staff Writer

STONEBORO - The pocket knife police say a 17-year-old Greenville boy used to stab a man Sunday morning was found just off the shore of Sandy Lake.

The boy stabbed Timothy Stiver, 22, Sandy Lake, at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, twice in the stomach and once in the upper part of his leg, said Stoneboro police Chief James DiMaria.

To protect himself, Stiver told police he grabbed the knife from the boy and threw it in the lake.

The boy is facing an attempted murder charge. He is identified in court records as a juvenile and it hasn’t been decided if he will be tried as an adult.

Stiver and the boy had been arguing before the stabbing at a party outside a home at 193 Franklin Street near Lakeside Park Beach, DiMaria said. Stiver told police he didn’t know the boy.

Stiver was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and was in stable condition Tuesday a hospital spokesperson said.

The knife was found in the lake about 15 feet from the park’s diving dock area, the chief said. A 17-year-old Sandy Lake boy who was with the accused boy at the party identified the knife as the one that was used to stab Stiver, DiMaria said.

In addition to attempted murder, the boy also faces two counts of aggravated assault.

The boy was arraigned Sunday and taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond, DiMaria said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 8 before District Judge Lawrence T. Silvis in Jackson Center.

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