Police: Man caught watching woman in bath, stabbed her son

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
Clark Clark -

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man on charges he stabbed a teenager who confronted him about watching a woman taking a bath early Tuesday morning.

Milton Clark, 58, was caught on South Main Street holding a knife shortly after he fled the house on Holland Street where a 17-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen at about 12:25 a.m., police said.

Police said the woman who was bathing is the teen’s mother and Clark is a relative.

According to the criminal complaint:

A woman taking a bath noticed Clark looking at her. She screamed for her son to get Clark out of the house.

Clark stabbed the teen during a fight and fled the house, the complaint says.

Police said there was blood spatter on the second floor and downstairs to the first floor.

Another juvenile in the house witnessed the fight, the complaint says.

Police said the teen was unresponsive and was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

A description of Clark was provided to other officers who spotted him walking in the area of 650 S. Main St.

Clark kept his hand behind his back and when commanded to show his hands, police allege he was holding a knife covered in blood.

Clark was arraigned by District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz in Luzerne County Central Court on two counts of aggravated assault and a single count of simple assault. He was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $100,000 bail.


By Ed Lewis

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