A quarterback stabbing arrest was made on Monday, April 13, 2013 by the Newark Police Department. The arrest was made in connection with the stabbing of Delaware senior quarterback Trevor Sasek which took place on Sunday morning.
Michael J. Creed is the quarterback stabbing suspect. The arrested Newark resident, 25 years old and living on Dixie Line Road, was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.
The quarterback, Trevor Sasek, is a 2009 graduate of Spring-Ford High School in Royersford and a University of Delaware student and star football player. Sasek was a three-year starter and also served as punter at the high school. He earned second-team all-Pioneer Athetic Conference honors in 2008.
However, on that fateful night at UD, the quarterback suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and abdomen areas during the fight. He went into surgery and is now in stable condition.
According to the University of Delaware, the quarterback stabbing for which the arrest was made occurred about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday in a parking lot behind the Main Street Galleria at 54 E. Delaware Ave. The release did not confirm the identity of the victim at the time, citing "privacy reasons," adding "University officials have been in touch with the injured student and his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery."
The quarterback stabbing was further described in the UD statement. "Responding officers learned that an argument between the victim and a suspect in the parking lot led to a fight," the statement read. "The victim, a 22-year-old UD student, was taken to Christiana Hospital by private vehicle."
Detectives were able to make the quarterback stabbing arrest because of surveillance video from the area's cameras. They were able to ascertain information on a vehicle that Michael Creed had been tied to before the fight.
Police reports say that the quarterback stabbing took place after the video showed Creed yelling at a group of Delaware students that include Sasek. When Sasek approached, Creed leaned into a car and got out again. He then grabbed the quarterback by the shoulder and began to strike him. After alleged stabber Michael J. Creed ran away, Sasek noticed he had been stabbed.
Exact details about the quarterback stabbing are still unclear, even to those closest to the victim Trevor Sasek. "We don't know anything more than what has already been reported," Spring-Ford athletic director Mickey McDaniel said. "All we know is that something occurred, and that's it." At this time, nothing about the relationship between the stabbed quarterback and the alleged stabber is known.
Michael J. Creed was being held yesterday, Monday afternoon at the Newark police station. He is pending a video appearance before the magistrate.