Campbell man arrested after stabbing

Thomas Butler

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WYTV) – A Campbell man is at the Mahoning County Jail after police said he stabbed another man during a fight Sunday night on Regent Street.

Tommy R. Butler III, 24, of Sixth Street, is charged with felonious assault, according to Campbell police.

A police report states that officers were called to 21 Regent St. about 11 p.m. Sunday for a fight. When officers arrived, two men told them their brother, Shaquon McWilson, was in the back yard fighting with his friend, Tommy Butler.

Officers saw McWilson holding Butler down face first in the grass. He told police that Butler stabbed him in the abdomen, according to the police report.

McWilson told officers he was holding Butler down because he was afraid Butler would become aggressive again. Butler complied with officers and was placed in handcuffs, the report states.

An officer began giving first aid to McWilson and said the victim had four wounds, two to his left bicep, one to the left shoulder and one near the left breast. The officer said these wounds appeared to be the result of McWilson being sliced at, the report states.

The officer said McWilson’s abdominal wound needed emergency attention and he started spitting up blood as officers were treating him. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment of the stab wounds and possible internal injuries, the police report states.

The two men who called 911 told police they were all hanging out at the Regent Street house when Butler walked up to one of them and began shaking his butt in his face, prompting the man to hit Butler in the groin. Butler then smacked the man in the face, the report states.

McWilson and Butler began arguing over the incident and a fist fight ensued, which was broken up by McWilson’s two brothers. Butler then said he was going inside to get his “stuff” and when he came back outside, he began to attack NcWilson with a red-handled kitchen knife and struck McWilson at least five times, the report states.

The men wrestled the knife away from Butler and threw it in the house, where officers found it on the dining room floor.

Butler was taken to the Campbell Police Department, where an ambulance was called because Butler’s face was bleeding and he complained of neck pain. He was taken to Northside Medical Center, where a police hold was placed on him. He is being held without bond pending his arraignment Tuesday.

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