Man Stabs Woman in Car in Trexlertown, Police Say

Demar Campbell , 28, of Allentown is charged with aggravated assault and other offenses following an early morning stabbing, police say.

An Allentown man faces multiple charges following an early morning stabbing in a car in front of 1127 Trexlertown Road, according to Upper Macungie Police.

Police said they were dispatched to Trexlertown Road on a report of a man and woman arguing in the street near a car. When they arrived at 3:38 a.m. Friday, police said, they found Demar Campbell, 28, of 1327 Chew St., Allentown, and Anesha Byron, 35, sitting in a running 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Byron was crying. She had been stabbed in the abdomen, police said.

According to the arrest affidavit, Byron told police the two had been arguing because she wanted Campbell to take her home and he refused. They had pulled over in the car, police said, and Campbell stabbed Byron with a folding knife. Police said they found the knife in the arm rest of the driver's side door.

When asked what started the fight, Campbell told police that the two had been at a club and that he had danced with another woman, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police said Byron was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she is recovering from her wounds.

Campbell has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, possession of an instrument of crime and driving under the influence. The arrest affidavit said the results of Campbell's blood alcohol tests are pending.

Campbell was arraigned by District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie and sent to Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail.


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