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Elyria stabbing suspect arrested

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    Dashawn Martin has been arrested in connection with a stabbing on Cleveland Street in Elyria.

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ELYRIA – Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in Monday’s stabbing of a 27-year-old man on Cleveland Street.

Elyria police detectives arrested 29-year-old Dashawn Martin in the 100 block of West Lincoln Street in Oberlin on Wednesday afternoon, Capt. Chris Costantino said Thursday.

Martin is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was being held without bond in the Lorain County Jail, pending an initial appearance in Elyria Municipal Court.

Investigators allege that on Monday, just before 8 p.m., Martin and the alleged victim got into an argument in the 400 block of Cleveland Street. They then physically fought before Martin pulled a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in the head and left arm.

The victim was able to drive himself to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center for treatment, where he gave a statement to police.

The weapons under disability charge relates to Martin, a convicted felon, allegedly possessing a handgun during the incident.

Martin has prior felony convictions for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, tampering with evidence, trafficking in cocaine, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, trafficking in marijuana and obstructing official business, according to Lorain County court records.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.

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