Airville man accused of stabbing 17-year-old

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Aubrey L. Patillo

PEACH BOTTOM TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa.–An Airville man was arrested for stabbing a 17-year-old in the chest in York County during an assault earlier this week, according to Pennsylvania State Police reports.

Aubrey L. Patillo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault and two counts of simple assault. He was arraigned Wednesday and taken to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

State police responded to the 2600 block of Bryansville Road in Peach Bottom Township around 3 p.m. for a report that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed in the chest. At the scene, troopers spoke with 36-year-old Neil Smith who told them he was standing on his porch when a jeep stopped at his house. Smith told troopers the man he knew as “T.O.” exited the vehicle and hit him in the face. ¬†During the fight, a 17-year-old came out of the house and attempted to help Smith. That’s when T.O., later identified as Patillo, pulled out a knife and stabbed the boy, according to the criminal complaint.

The fight continued until Patillo fled the scene in his jeep, court documents state.

Smith sustained a cut to his ear and the juvenile was taken to York Hospital with a punctured lung, according to the criminal complaint.

When state police went to question Patillo at his home about the incident, they found a green Jeep parked outside and discovered he was in possession of a black folding knife. Patillo admitted to police that he stopped at a home along Bryansville Road and stabbed a person, court documents state. Patillo claimed that the was flagged down by a black man with dread locks and he stabbed the person in self-defense, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call State Police at 717-428-1011.

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