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Area police arrest pair following knife fight in Milton Thursday

By John Quinn
Union Leader Correspondent

February 21. 2014 8:17AM
Roman Czepyha (Courtesy photo)

MILTON – Two people received minor injuries during an alleged alcohol-fueled knife fight Thursday evening.

Police responded to 559 White Mountain Highway – Route 125 – about 7:50 p.m. for a report of a stabbing with  multiple victims.

Three officers from Milton, Middleton and Wakefield, two members of N.H. State Police, and two deputies from the Strafford County Sherriff’s Office responded. At the scene, police were told two men fought and others tried to break it up, according to police.

Roman Czepyha, 28, of 559 White Mountain Highway, was charged with felony reckless conduct and Matthew Shattuck, 19, also of 559 White Mountain Highway, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct.

During the fight, police believe Czepyha, the homeowner, grabbed a large kitchen knife and Shattuck pulled a small pocket knife. A woman and man attempted to intervene. The unidentified man suffered a large laceration on his forearm, believed to have been caused by Czepyha’s knife, according to police. 

Police Chief Richard Krauss said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Both the man and woman who interceded were treated at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester and released.

Czepyha is held on $2,500 bail at the Strafford County jail in Dover and scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 11:30 a.m. in 7th Circuit Court Rochester District

Shattuck was cited and is scheduled to appear in court March 18 at 8 a.m.

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