Stabbing suspect arrested

SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – A Salem man is behind bars and charged in the stabbing and wounding of his mother.

Police arrested Derek Ball, 24, after he was released from Saint Elizabeth Health Center on Wednesday. He is charged with one count of felonious assault.

Ball appeared in Columbiana County Municipal Court on Thursday where his bond was set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 27.

Ball had been in the hospital since the Jan.12 altercation with his mother, Josee Wilson, 43, inside Wilson’s Home Circle residence.

According to Salem Police Chief T.J. Panezott, Ball attacked Wilson stabbing her multiple times before running out of the house. He was found a short time later in a nearby residential area with what appeared to be self-inflected knife wounds.

Ball was taken to the hospital where he was under surveillance by Humility of Mary Health Partners security staff until his release Wednesday afternoon.

Wilson was hospitalized for wounds to her head, chest and arms. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s