By Stacy Kess
and Dustin Ensinger
The suspect in a stabbing at an Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity was arraigned Friday.
Nicholas Corey Lee Eber, 23, of Delaware, was arraigned in Delaware Municipal Court on charges of attempted murder and felonious assault for stabbing OWU senior Anthony Peddle at the Chi Phi Fraternity house Saturday. A $250,000 bond was issued.
The case was referred to the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office Friday.
Delaware City Police arrested Eber Thursday based on witness statements and physical evidence, according to a statement police released Thursday. A search warrant listed a green sweatshirt, medical scrubs, knives and blood evidence as items police hoped to recover. The warrant stated that Eber was found to have a wound to his left forearm consistent with a possible knife wound. During the interview and in interviews with Peddle and witnesses, police were informed the incident involved a recently dissolved personal relationship between Eber and Peddle’s roommate.
Delaware Police officers were dispatched around 3:36 a.m. Saturday to the fraternity, 216 N. Franklin St., on report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found Peddle with stab wounds in the chest and hand.
Following the incident, Peddle was flown to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He was released Monday.
Peddle is OWU senior class president and will speak at the commencement ceremony Sunday, said OWU spokesperson Cole Hatcher.
Eber was recently in Delaware Municipal Court for unrelated traffic charges. He is currently being held at the Delaware County Jail pending arraignment for the charges surrounding the stabbing.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 16.
Dustin Ensinger can be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @densingerDG. Stacy Kess can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @StacyMKess.