More charges filed for suspect in stabbing

Wrye accused of attempted homicide in Tyrone assault


A Warriors Mark man charged with attempted homicide over the stabbing of a Tyrone man in August now faces additional charges.

Benjamin C. Wrye, 31, was charged Friday by state police with resisting arrest stemming from his capture the morning of Aug. 23 at Snappy’s Convenience Store in Bald Eagle at the intersection of routes 220 and 350.

At the time of his arrest, just after 6:30 a.m., Wrye was wanted by Tyrone police on attempted homicide and related charges in the stabbing of a man outside a home on Park Avenue in Tyrone shortly after 10 p.m. the night before.

According to charges filed by state police, two Tyrone officers learned about 6:30 a.m. that Wrye was at the convenience store, and when they pulled up behind Wrye’s parked SUV outside the store, Wrye allegedly ran out a side door and fled into the woods.

The two officers gave chase, and Wrye allegedly ignored their commands to stop. But after Wrye jumped over a log, stumbled on rocks in a creek and fell onto an embankment, officers closed in.

Police said Wrye disobeyed commands as they approached him, and he had to be hit with a stun gun twice before he was taken into custody.

State police noted the incident was captured on one of the officers’ body cam, which was taken into evidence.

Wrye, who waived charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related counts on to Blair County Court on Tuesday, is scheduled to appear in Tyrone District Court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 8 on the new charges.

Wrye remains jailed on his original cash bail of $500,000 connected with the attempted homicide case.


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