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Pennsylvania man arrested in Ventnor stabbing

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A Pennsylvania man wanted in a stabbing in Ventnor that left a woman critically injured was arrested by Philadelphia police during a car stop Saturday. David Legette, 53, is accused of attacking his 49-year-old girlfriend inside a car in the area of Newport and Atlantic avenues in Ventnor. Many people saw the woman bloodied and either thrown or jumping from the car.
Police had not released Legette's name or image publicly, although a flier with his name, a picture of the type of vehicle and other information was released to law enforcement less than 24 hours after the attack. "He was taken into custody without incident," Police Chief Doug Biagi said. "This is exactly why we did it this way. This happened just the way we thought it would." Ventnor police have seized the vehicle as well, Biagi said. Legette, who lives in Bristol, Pa., is being held in a Philadelphia jail awaiting extradition. The victim remains in an area hospital. No updates on her condition are being released, as per privacy laws.

Lynda Cohen

Lynda Cohen founded BreakingAC after working as a local newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She is an NJPA award-winner and was a Stories of Atlantic City fellow.

Monday, April 15, 2024
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