CEYLON — A Lorain man is accused of stabbing two local men during an altercation Friday morning in a field off Ohio 61.
North Central EMS initially transported the Norwalk man, 22, to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. A medical helicopter later flew him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. There was no listing for him early Friday afternoon.
The 28-year-old Berlin Heights man went to Lorain Community Health Partners Hospital in Elyria, where he was released from the emergency room. Erie County Sheriff’s Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the suspect, Tyrone Cash, 22, stabbed the Norwalk man in the back and the Berlin Heights man in the head.
“They had no idea who the guy was. (They) had never seen him before, from what we were told,” Sigsworth said.
The Berlin Heights man had blood dripping down his face from his temple and appeared to be disoriented as he stepped away from an ambulance soon after the altercation. The victim held a towel and an ice pack to the side of his head while a paramedic treated him.
The two men were deer hunting when Cash walked through the field and reportedly became involved in an altercation with them, Sigsworth said.
“We got a call 10 (minutes) to 9 (a.m.) from a dispatcher that the incident occurred and there was a suspect in the area,” said Frank Lopez, the manager of Old Woman Creek State Nature Reserve.
The private field, where the altercation happened, is north of Ohio 2, east of the reserve.
“They had officers around the perimeter of the property and had someone in custody fairly quickly around the railroad tracks,” Lopez said. He said it appeared Cash was walking along the tracks that bisects Berlin Road.
Officers found Cash about 400 yards west of the altercation site on the south side of the tracks about 10:15 a.m.
“He offered no resistance when he was taken into custody,” Sigsworth said.
Sigsworth and four other deputies then returned to the field to search for one of the victim’s shotguns. Two Ohio Department of Natural Resources officers also were involved.
Authorities found the shotgun near Old Woman Creek, north of the incident.
“It was partially submerged in the water,” Sigsworth said.
Cash currently is in custody at the Erie County Jail on two counts of felonious assault and one charge of robbery. He will be held without bond until his initial hearing Monday in Erie County Court.
Sigsworth said deputies could file two additional charges of attempted murder.