A 32-year-old is in critical condition tonight with a stab wound to the
chest and A Hazleton man has been arrested by city police in connection
with the stabbing early Saturday morning.
34-year-old Job Paredes of 766 Alter street is in jail tonight accused
of stabbing his own family member. Police tell us they were sent to the
200 block of South Cedar Street just after 5 a.m. where they found
32-year-old Omar Castro Robles in the front yard moaning with a stab
wound in the torso along with a large kitchen knife near-by. Right
before officers found Robles bleeding, two other city officers returning
from another call found Parades shouting to them from the top of the
steps of city hall, he had blood on his hands, and told the officers to
arrest him. Parades told police he stabbed who he believed was his
brother-in-law with a knife with a 7-to-8 inch blade following an
argument inside a house at 232 South Cedar Street. Paredes said he and
Robles got into a physical altercation inside a home and went into the
kitchen, where Paredes grabbed the knife, chased Robles and eventually
stabbed him two times. Paredes drove himself to the police station.
Paredes told Judge Jamie Dixon during his arraignment Saturday night
that he lived on Alter Street for the past seven years with his two
children, ages 10 and 7. The Standard Speaker is reporting Hazleton City
Police requested high bail for Paredes, citing that the stabbing victim
was in critical condition and the charges Paredes faces were serious.
Judge Dixon agreed and set bail at 100-thousand dollars cash.