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Lower Swatara police seek 18-year-old who they say stabbed a man in a drug deal gone bad

By Dan Miller

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Posted 10/6/17

 

 

Police in Lower Swatara Township are looking for a man who police allege robbed a woman and stabbed a man during a drug deal that went bad.

Emilio Navarro, 18, of the 2000 …

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Lower Swatara police seek 18-year-old who they say stabbed a man in a drug deal gone bad

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Police in Lower Swatara Township are looking for a man who police allege robbed a woman and stabbed a man during a drug deal that went bad.

Emilio Navarro, 18, of the 2000 block of Market Street Extended in Lower Swatara, was charged Friday, Oct. 6, with robbery and aggravated assault.

A warrant is out for Navarro’s arrest but he had not yet been taken into custody.

Police say that on Wednesday, Oct. 4, the victims, a man and a woman, had arranged to meet Navarro in the 2000 block of Market Street Extended to sell him six Xanax pills for $40, according to arrest papers township police have filed with District Judge Michael Smith.

The woman got out of the car she had been in with the other victim to meet Navarro to do the deal. The woman gave Navarro the pills but Navarro did not give her the money, saying he was “strapped,” according to arrest papers.

Navarro head-butted the woman and pushed her backwards. The man got out of the car and started fighting with Navarro, police said.

Navarro ran but the man chased him and caught him, police said. Navarro stabbed the man with a knife, after which the man slammed Navarro to the ground. The man punched Navarro two or three times as he was on top of him, and then Navarro stabbed the man a second time, police said.

The man drove to Second and Race streets in Highspire and then called police because he was bleeding badly. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Police photographed two stab wounds on the far right side of the middle of the victim’s back. His lung had collapsed but he was in stable condition, police said.

The woman showed police Navarro’s Facebook profile under the name “Mill Bando” and identified him as the man who had robbed her and who had stabbed the victim, according to arrest papers.

Anyone with information about the incident or about Navarro is urged to call Lower Swatara Township police at 717-939-0463.

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