Sunbury stabbing victim released from hospital
SUNBURY - A man stabbed Friday evening was released from the hospital Sunday.
Two brothers, one of them from Shamokin, were arraigned Friday for the North Sixth Street attack.
Sunbury City Police Chief Stephen Mazzeo said Damian Badman, 31, of Shamokin, and Brian Badman, 29, of Sunbury, face multiple charges in the assault, but he could not confirm the exact charges Sunday because he had not seen the criminal complaint.
Mazzeo said the two were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Benjamin Apfelbaum sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning and were placed in Northumberland County Prison on $125,000 straight bail.
Sunbury City Police said the victim, Shawn Snurkowski, 26, of North Sixth Street, Sunbury, was in the 100 block of North Sixth Street with his children Friday evening when the Badmans and a female arrived and an argument began.
During the argument, police said Damian Badman threw a can of beer at Snurkowski and his children. When the argument escalated, the Badmans allegedly stabbed Snurkowski in the chest, neck and back, in front of witnesses. Police did not identify the weapon used in the assault.
One witness, Amber Edwards, was cut on her left arm while trying to break up the fight.
After the incident, the Badmans and the unidentified female fled the scene in a silver Volkswagen Jetta with tinted windows. They were taken into the custody near the Cameron Bridge in Shamokin by Shamokin and Coal Township police. They were transported to Sunbury.
"Kudos to the Coal Township and Shamokin Police departments for their help in apprehending these individuals and keeping the public safe," Mazzeo said.
Snurkowski was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was treated for his injuries. A nursing supervisor said he was discharged Sunday.
Sunbury police officers were assisted at the scene of Friday's attack by officers from Northumberland Borough and Point Township.