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Man bites woman, holds steak knife to her throat at York area hotel


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Ishaan Jamaal McKnight-Whitehead faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of robbery, harassment and possession of marijuana.

A female guest at a West Manchester Township hotel said she and others stopped a man from attacking a woman near the pool and later was robbed at knifepoint by him, according to charging documents.

West Manchester Township Police responded to the melee about 12:23 a.m. on Nov. 15 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2000 Loucks Road.

Once there, they arrested Ishaan Jamaal McKnight-Whitehead, 40, of the 200 block of Peshine Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

McKnight-Whitehead faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of robbery, harassment and possession of marijuana. 

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He was arraigned on the charges and was placed in York County Prison on $15,000 bail. A preliminary hearing before District Judge Keith L. Albright is scheduled for Dec. 22, according to online court dockets.

Ishaan Jamaal McKnight-Whitehead, charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of robbery, harassment and possession of marijuana. (Photo: Submitted)

Steak knife to the throat

As police were en route, they received information that a woman who was being held at knifepoint just outside the hotel had broken free and ran into the hotel.

Another transmission from 911 told them the man was now “running around the hallways of the hotel with a knife, threatening people,” documents state.

Police spoke with Rita Thomas, of Newark, New Jersey, who said she and other people got into a fight with McKnight-Whitehead earlier near the pool “because he punched a female,” documents state.

Police did not identify the female, nor did they say if McKnight-Whitehead and Thomas knew each other previously, since both are from Newark, New Jersey and were staying at the same hotel.

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During the fight, McKnight-Whitehead bit Thomas in the upper right thigh area, according to documents.

Later, when Thomas and her friends were smoking in a designated area just outside the hotel, McKnight-Whitehead crept up behind her and held a steak knife to her throat, police said.

“Whitehead kept advising Thomas that he wanted his money back or he was going to stab her,” documents state. “Thomas did not take any of his money … she was telling him that over and over.”

McKnight-Whitehead moved the knife from her neck to her abdomen and again demanded money. After a brief argument, he took her iPhone and charging cord from her pants and ran into the hotel, according to documents.

Thomas showed police the bite mark on her thigh and a small cut under her jaw where the steak knife

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Melvin Gordon Diagnosed With Strep Throat, Will Not Travel to New England, per Report

Melvin Gordon went from flying high on the heels of his first 100-yard rushing game as a Denver Bronco in Week 4, to getting cited for DUI this past Tuesday, to being sent home from practice on Friday with a non-COVID illness. 

We learned on Saturday morning what that illness is. Gordon has strep throat according to 9NEWS‘ Mike Klis. Definitely not COVID-19 but still a nasty, virulent bug that the Broncos don’t want to spread throughout the locker room. 

According to Klis, the Broncos have made the decision to keep Gordon home. He will not travel with the team to New England and will miss Week 6’s road tilt at the Patriots. 

“RB Melvin Gordon will not travel with Broncos to New England because of illness, per source. Unfortunate but smart move by team during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Klis tweeted Saturday morning. 

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It’s highly conspicuous that this strep throat illness, and subsequent decision for Gordon to miss Week 6’s action, came in the same week that he was cited for driving while under the influence. That doesn’t eliminate the possibility of it being a coincidence but I’m not usually a big believer in the ‘C’ word. 

After all, Gordon will count for $7 million on the Broncos’ 2020 salary cap and knowing that a three-game league-mandated suspension is coming down the pike later this season, why would the team want to increase the number of games the pricey running back would miss? I don’t see the incentive but then again, the roster decisions of the John Elway/Vic Fangio GM/Head Coach regime aren’t always going to make sense from the outside looking in. 

For now, all we can do is take the Broncos at their word. Gordon has strep throat. With the NFL stripping the Broncos of a true bye week, strep throat is not a virus the team wants to trifle with. 

Meanwhile, the return of Phillip Lindsay to the lineup comes at an opportune time. Royce Freeman will serve as the No. 2 running back while the Broncos are likely to elevate Jeremy Cox from the practice squad on gameday, giving the team three true ball-carriers. 

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