Suspect arrested in stabbing of Delaware QB Trevor Sasek
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n arrest has been made in the stabbing of Delaware quarterback Trevor Sasek.
Sasek, a fifth-year senior from Spring-Ford High School in Limerick, Pa., was stabbed three times in the chest and abdomen during an argument in a parking lot near campus early Sunday morning.
Michael J. Creed, 25, of Newark, Del., was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, according to Newark Police Cpl. Gerald Bryda.
Investigators say that Sasek was with a group of friends around 1 a.m. in the city’s Parking Lot No. 1 on E. Delaware Ave., near a popular nightlife area just off campus. For unknown reasons, Creed shouted something towards the group which prompted Sasek to confront him.
Creed reportedly leaned into a car and then emerged as Sasek approached him. A witness told police that Creed made punching motions at Sasek, stabbing him twice in the abdomen and once in the right armpit and was laughing as he fled on foot down Main Street.
Sasek was transported to Christiana Hospital by a private vehicle, where he underwent surgery. He was listed in stable condition Monday.
Creed was arrested and charged with first degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon. Police told media that they were able to identify Creed as the suspect thanks to surveillance footage.
Sasek (6-6, 214) was named the team’s No. 1 QB prior to the 2011 season, and started the first two games of the season before going down with a knee injury. He played in two games as a backup in 2012.
For his career, Sasek has played in 13 games, starting three, and completed 48 of 81 passes for 429 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He has rushed 45 times for 116 yards and four TDs.
He is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job this fall.