Milton man charged with attempted homicide
MILTON — A Milton man is in jail after stabbing a 78-year-old woman. Milton State Police say 22-year-old Christopher Ayars Jr. stabbed Gwendoline Brown in a parking lot along Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County.
Police say between 2:00p.m.-2:30p.m. Friday Brown met with Ayars to collect rent from him. Ayars reportedly paid insufficiently and then confronted Brown in an attempt to get the rent money back. That is when he stabbed Brown in the chest. Brown was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital where she was treated and released.
Ayars fled the scene, but was apprehended by police along Route 15 south of Selinsgrove. He is in Northumberland County Prison without bail. He is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted robbery, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. (Sara Bartlett)