LANCASTER COUNTY, PA — The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced that a City of Lancaster City will serve up to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of stabbing a man in the 400 block of Beaver Street on October 21, 2020.
Judge Donald Totaro recently sentenced Kenneth Clark to 12.5-25 years in a state correctional institution on charges of Aggravated Assault – SBI Caused and Possession of an Instrument of a Crime. Clark, while extremely intoxicated, stabbed another man twice after the victim told him that he did not have a lighter.
Clark was verbally and physically unruly before he was removed from the courtroom for the duration of the trial. Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Baker argued that Clark was a clear danger to society and showed through his actions that he is not amenable to rehabilitation, in which Judge Totaro agreed.
Judge Totaro sentenced Clark in the aggravated range of the sentencing guidelines on the Instrument of a Crime charge due to Clark’s actions during the incident, his demeanor in the courtroom, assaultive behavior at Lancaster County Prison, his rejection of all programming at Lancaster County Prison and the Department of Corrections, and the fact that he was released from the Department of Corrections four months prior to the stabbing.
Sgt. Matthew Odenthal of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police investigated and filed the charges.
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