Police: Man Stabbed In The Back, Struck With An Axe By His Friend

Port Penn – The Delaware State Police have arrested 59-year-old Kevin L. McEnaney of Port Penn, on assault-related charges, stemming from an altercation that occurred late Thursday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at approximately 11:47 p.m., Troopers responded to the Christiana Hospital Emergency Department in reference to a subject who had been admitted with injuries sustained as a result of an assault. Contact was made with the 54-year-old male victim who had sustained non-life threatening injuries consisting of a stab wound to his back and blunt force trauma to his head.

The investigation determined that the victim and McEnaney, who are acquaintances, engaged in a physical altercation at a residence located in the unit block of W. Market Street in Port Penn. During the altercation McEnaney was able to gain possession of a folding knife which he utilized to stab the victim in the back as well as an axe handle which he used to strike the victim in the head, said Austin.

Troopers responded to the W. Market Street residence and took McEnaney into custody without incident. During a search of the residence, both the knife and axe handle were recovered.

McEnaney was charged with one count each of Assault 2nd Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $38,000.00 secured bail.