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Posted on: December 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man Admits to Stabbing Ephrata Man during Cellphone App Meeting in May

Colin E. Hunt

A Chester County man will serve up to 11 years in prison for stabbing a man, after an online meeting, at an Ephrata apartment in May.

Colin Edward Hunt, 20, pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of aggravated assault and robbery regarding the May 23 incident.

Hunt will serve 5½ to 11 years in prison in exchange for the plea, according to First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen, who arranged the plea agreement.

Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn accepted the plea agreement and ordered sentence, which includes a restitution due of $1,950 for the victim’s medical bills.

Hunt met the victim at the Ephrata apartment after the two met via cellphone app, Larsen said in court.

At the North State Street apartment, Hunt stabbed and slashed the victim, according to Larsen. Hunt took two cellphones from the victim and fled.

The victim was taken to a hospital and survived after emergency surgery. He had wounds to his head, abdomen, and arm.

Ephrata police filed charges.

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