Brothers Bound for Court in Karns City Home Invasion Stabbing

Crime SceneKARNS CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Two brothers accused in the stabbing of a Karns City man during a September 20 home invasion are headed to court.

Court documents show that 19-year-old Jeremiah McGrady and 17-year-old Zechariah McGrady, both of Fairview Township, waived their September 30 preliminary hearings in Butler County District Court.

According to police, the two allegedly entered Bell’s home wearing gloves and masks, at which point Bell confronted them. One of the suspects pointed a pistol at Bell. Bell then began to defend himself, and a struggle ensued. The struggle continued outside of the home where Bell was stabbed five times. The two brothers then fled the scene, according to police.

Police say the “pistol” turned out to be an Airsoft gun.

Bell was flown to Allegheny General Hospital where he is currently recovering from serious injuries suffered in the attack.

Jeremiah McGrady and Zechariah McGrady are each facing the following charges:

– Criminal Attempt – Criminal Homicide, Felony 1
– Burglary – Overnight Accommodation – Person Present, Felony 1
– Robbery-Inflict Serious Bodily Injury, Felony 1
– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Prop, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

The two face formal arraignment on November 4 in Butler County Court.

Bail has been denied for both.


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