West Chester Man Arrested After Stabbing Incident

Cesar Martinez-DeganteCesar Martinez-Degante (Submitted Image)

WEST CHESTER, PA — West Chester Police have arrested 39-year-old Cesar Martinez-Degante of West Chester after a stabbing incident on September 14, 2022.

Authorities state that officers responded to the 200 block of N Everhart Ave at 12:28 AM for the report of a stabbing and made contact with Martinez-Degante, who was fleeing from the residence. He discarded a large knife as officers approached him and was subsequently arrested for aggravated assault and related charges.

Martinez-Degante has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon (1 count)
  • Simple Assault (1 count)
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Possessing instruments of Crime
  • Prohibited Offensive Weapons (1 count)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Endangering the Welfare of Children

Martinez was transported to Chester County Prison following the incident. A preliminary hearing is pending at Chester County Magisterial District Court 15-1-01.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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