$1 million bond set for Findlay stabbing suspect

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a Findlay man arrested after attacking Tiffin police Tuesday afternoon.
Vincent J. Fedele, 34, was charged with felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a fourth-degree felony, for allegedly attempting to stab a Tiffin police officer with a knife during a traffic stop.
During a video arraignment Wednesday in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court, a judge set Fedele’s bond at $750,000 on the felonious assault charge and $250,000 on the resisting arrest charge.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. March 23, a court representative said.
Officers said they saw Fedele riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle on Market Street at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday. Because Fedele is wanted on four warrants, police followed the vehicle to a drive-thru.
Officers approached the passenger side of the vehicle and ordered the female driver and Fedele to unlock the doors and get out.
As officers ordered Fedele out of the vehicle, police said he allegedly reached into his coat pocket and officers grabbed him while he was still in the passenger seat.
Fedele then brandished a knife and attempted to stab an officer, pushing it into his protective vest. According to the Tiffin Police Department, Fedele “was unsuccessful in his stabbing attempt.”
Officers then pulled their guns. After being ordered to drop the knife several times, Fedele relinquished the weapon.
However, he fought with officers when they grabbed him and tried to take him into custody, police said. During the skirmish, officers Tased him twice, but he continued to fight until he was overpowered and placed in handcuffs.
Tiffin Police Chief Fredrick Stevens has said he suspects Fedele was on some type of narcotic at the time of the incident.



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