Bail increased for man accused in State College stabbing

From CDT staff reportsMay 3, 2014 

SMITH, STEVE - STATE COLLEGE

The man charged in a downtown State College stabbing incident over Blue-White weekend has had his bail increased.

Brandon Frick was originally placed on $10,000 bail for the April 12 incident, in which he allegedly stabbed a man in the back after chasing him down the stairs from his Foster Street apartment. Another man was pushed down the stairs during the altercation with Frick and two other men at the Foster Street address.

Frick was charged with felony aggravated assault in addition to misdemeanor charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, possession of instruments of crime and recklessly endangering another person.

Bail was modified by Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Ruest, who increased it to $50,000 Friday.

The increase was a source of contention for Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, who confronted District Judge Steven Lachman about it at Frick’s preliminary hearing last month. District Judge Tom Jordan declined to increase bail at that time.

“We are pleased that an appropriate surety was set in this case after consideration of all of the relevant factors,” Parks Miller said.

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