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Pennsburg Man Charged in Stabbing of Brother
Written by Kelly Chandler, Staff Writer

         A 22-year-old Pennsburg man was arrested early Sunday morning after Upper Perk Police said he stabbed his brother several times following an argument.

        Christopher Hollister, of the 1000 block of Valley Court, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses.

        According to court documents, Hollister and his brother got into a verbal argument in the backyard of Hollister’s house shortly before midnight Saturday.  His brother told police the argument became physical and Hollister went into his house and got a large knife from inside.

        Hollister then proceeded to the backyard where, in front of several witnesses, he stabbed his brother several times in the upper body, the criminal complaint said.

        Court documents went on to say after the stabbing, the brothers continued to punch and fight each other until the altercation was broken up by people “in the area.”

        Police said they found the injured brother, who lives in the same block, at his home, bleeding from his wounds.  He was MedEvaced to Lehigh Valley Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

        His condition was unknown as of press time, but authorities said he is expected to survive.

        Hollister was found at his home and taken into custody. Police said they located the knife used in the attack.

        Police said Hollister was interviewed and admitted to stabbing his brother. 

        He was arraigned by Judge Walter Gadzicki Jr. of Limerick District Court, who set bail at $25,000 cash.  Hollister was remanded to Montgomery County Prison after being unable to post bail.

        A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 10 at 10 a.m. in Red Hill District Court.





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