Man faces charges for stabbing

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-Gazette
Jawan Robinson arrives for his arraignment Thursday to face charges of allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend last week at the Penn Vale Homes in Loyalsock Township. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-Gazette Jawan Robinson arrives for his arraignment Thursday to face charges of allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend last week at the Penn Vale Homes in Loyalsock Township. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Just days after being discharged from a trauma center where he was treated for stab wounds, 22-year-old Jawan Sharone Robinson surrendered Thursday morning to face charges of allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend last week at the Penn Vale Homes in Loyalsock Township.

Robinson, of 927 Arch St., is accused of stabbing 21-year-old Jordan K. Perrin after Robinson forced his way into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Utter, at 1686 Randall Circle, about 8 p.m. on Nov. 7, Trooper Brandon Schrawder said.

When the two men began fighting, Utter, 19, tried to break it up, but when that failed, she went to the kitchen and got a steak knife, the trooper said.

As the two men fought with one another, they wrestled on a couch where Robinson’s and Utter’s 2-month-old daughter was strapped in a car seat, Schrawder said.

“Utter warned Robinson to get up off their daughter, but when he told her he didn’t care, Utter stabbed him in the back. After being stabbed, Robinson got up, removed the knife from his back and stabbed Perrin,” Schrawder said in an affidavit.

Perrin told Utter to call 911, but she was forced to run to a neighbor’s to get help after Robinson took her cellphone from her, the trooper said.

When troopers and paramedics arrived on the scene, “Perrin answered the door, hunched over, holding what appeared to be a towel over his lower back,” Schrawder said.

“There was blood not only throughout the living room floor, but also on two couches in the room. There was a black-handle steak knife on the floor,” he said.

Robinson, sitting on one of the couches, “appeared to be in a significant amount of pain,” and there appeared to be “a significant amount of blood on his shirt,” Schrawder said. Robinson said he had been stabbed in the back.

Both Robinson and Perrin, also of Williamsport, were taken by ambulances initially to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, but then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Perrin was released three days later while Robinson, who suffered a collapsed lung and other injuries, was discharged last weekend.

Schrawder went to Robinson’s mother’s home in the 600 block of Fifth Avenue on Thursday looking for him. The woman contacted her son, who agreed to come to the house, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering, felony trespassing, disorderly conduct and harassment, Robinson was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Schrawder said no one else was expected to be charged in this case.