Monday, September 22, 2014
Falls police: Teen stabbing suspect says he was defending another
A 16-year-old Bristol Township teen charged with stabbing two other teens was defending another teen who was attacked during a drug deal, according to a search warrant that provides new details on the case.
The warrant alleges that suspect Christopher Wieland and the other teen were completing a marijuana deal in the backyard of a home in the 50 block of Neptune Lane on Sept. 9 when their two buyers started beating up the other teen.
Wieland told police he grabbed a knife he found in the backyard and stabbed both of the customers, according to the warrant.
The two buyers took off and the suspect and the other teen ran to a nearby house, police said.
The search warrant filed by Falls police sought DNA swabs of blood spatter, any cutting instruments and clothing worn during the commission of an assault.
Wieland is charged as a juvenile with charges of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He is being held at Bucks County’s juvenile detention center and made his first appearance before a judge Friday.
An adjudication hearing, the equivalent of a trial, will take place in 10 days.
The unidentified injured teens, ages 16 and 17, who live in Falls and Bristol, were treated and released for non-threatening wounds at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown.
Police initially believed the stabbing occurred over a dispute during a basketball game. Later, the injured teens told police that they were attacked by people in a car that was following them while on their way home from a football game with friends at Manor Elementary School, according to the warrant.