A Delaware County grand jury returned a four-count indictment this morning against the man police say stabbed Ohio Wesleyan University’s senior class president in his bed as he slept.
Nicholas Corey Lee Eber, 23, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Police say that Eber went to the Chi Phi fraternity house early the morning of May 3 and stabbed OWU’s senior class president, Anthony Peddle, as he slept.
Peddle, 21, was flown to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, and was released a few days later. He delivered a speech as scheduled at the university’s commencement the following weekend.
Police believe that Eber and Peddle had a long-standing dispute over Peddle’s roommate, who used to date Eber, according to an affidavit police filed in court shortly after Peddle was attacked.
Eber, the affidavit alleges, blamed Peddle when the relationship ended.
The Chi Phi fraternity house is near downtown Delaware, about a mile from campus. The university owns the fraternity house, which is accessible through a key-code lock. Police think Eber had the key-code PIN and was able to enter the house without breaking in.
By Laura Arenschield - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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