Carolyn Fleegle

5th Stabbing Suspect Held On $1M Bond

by Carolyn Fleegle on September 25, 2009 at 5:23 am



A 5th suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Newark man is being held on a $1,000,0000 bond.

Licking County Municipal Court officials say the case of 20-year-old Nicholas Wallace will now go before a Licking County Grand Jury next week.

Newark Police Sgt. Scott Snow says Wallace was arrested Thursday afternoon around 4:30.

He’s being charged with aggravated murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 25-year-old John Stouffer.

He’s currently being held in the Licking County Justice Center.

Stouffer was found stabbed to death at a West Jefferson Street home in Newark on August 24.

Four other suspects, Jason Stone, William Snyder, William Withem and Beth Doty have all been charged in Stouffer’s death and are being held in the Licking County Justice Center.