Sirens & Gavels

Suspect ID'd in drinking-party stabbing

Two suspects have been arrested for a stabbing at an underage drinking party last month.

Brandon C. Hoppman, 22; and James D. Summa, 16, each are charged with two counts of first-degree assault fir a July 1 stabbing in the 2900 block of East Broad Avenue.

The victims, identified in court documents as Nicholas Kappelman and a juvenile, B.D, were treated for several stabbed wounds after someone kicked in the bathroom door and a fight ensued. The juvenile suffered two collapsed lungs and was hospitalized for several days, according to court documents.

The knife was recovered in the home, as well as a piece of shirt worn by an assailant as well as a piece of cell phone. Witnesses identified Summa and a third suspect who has not been arrested, Cole M. Kendall, 19; Kendall, from photo montages.

Summa already was in juvenile detention for an alleged July 5 beer robbery with Kendall when Spokane police Detective Jeff Barrington contacted him July 7 and submitted his clothing to the crime lab after it appeared to be stained with blood.

Summa was arrested for first-degree assault Aug. 2 and told police Hoppman kicked in the bathroom door, and that Kendall admitted to stabbing someone at the party.

Hoppman was arrested Aug. 3 and admitted to fighting with several people at the party, according to court documents.




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