NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 2, 2022) – The suspect in Friday’s home invasion and deadly stabbing in New Philadelphia remains in the Tuscarawas County Jail following his initial court appearance.
33-year-old Corey Harshey is being held there on a $500,000 bond for allegedly breaking into 44-year-old Nathan Green’s First Street NE apartment just before 4 am and inflicting the stab wounds that ultimately ended his life. Magistrate Christine Weimer set the bond during a hearing in New Philadelphia Municipal Court this morning after reading the preliminary charges against Harshey, which included felonious assault and aggravated murder.
“Aggravated murder is an unclassified felony because the potential penalties range from life imprisonment to the death penalty if the prosecutor’s office, the state, would seek that.”
Prosecutor Ryan Styer says Green and his girlfriend were sleeping when Harshey used a large rock to shatter a window and break into the apartment.
“Mr. Green, the occupant, the neighbor, and Mr. Harshey were involved in a struggle, and Mr. Harshey stabbed Mr. Green in the neck multiple times and in the head.”
Styer says first responders found Harshey (barefoot covered in blood) at his apartment next door where he reportedly refused medical treatment and asked if Green was ok.
“His apartment door was open. They knocked on the door. He invited them in, and he was covered in blood. He was barefoot. His slides were bloody and left at the scene.”
Another hearing to determine if there’s probable cause to send the case to the grand jury will take place in the next 10 days.