PERKINS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Two people are in custody in connection to the deadly stabbing a Sandusky Golden Corral restaurant.
Watch the memorial here:
32-year- old Cevin Stanley was stabbed to death while at work as a cook the restaurant, Sunday night.
Monday, police from the Perkins Township Police Department announced the arrests of 28-year-old Demetrius Hall and 33-year-old Tausha Patch. The couple was arrested in Sandusky County with the help of Freemont police.
Hall is charged with murder, while Patch faces a charge for complicity to murder. Both are currently in jail.
Officers from the Perkins Township responded to the Golden Corral on Milan Road late Sunday night for reports of a stabbing.
Investigators learned from witnesses that a Golden Corral employee, identified as 32-year-old Cevin Stanley, exchanged words with a customer at the end of business hours.
The incident eventually escalated into a verbal altercation, police said.
According to police, other Golden Corral workers took Stanley outside in an attempt to calm him down. That is when the suspect approached and stabbed Stanley.
Stanley was able to walk back into the restaurant, but collapsed while witnesses called 911.
His fiance Shelley Siddell said she raced to the restaurant Sunday night, a soon as she heard the news. “I was terrified,” she said crying. “I got here as soon as I could but he was already gone.”
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Siddell described Stanley as “a really great man. A really great dad." She said, he “loved his kids and he always put his kids first. He was a family guy.”
Stanley’s mother, Victoria Trumbull said " he was a very generous guy and loved his kids. He was all abut taking care of everybody."
Stanley leaves behind three children; a 9-year- old, a 2- year -old and a 6-month-old.
Monday night, Siddell, Stanley’s family and other Golden Corral employees gathered outside the restaurant for a memorial to remember him.
Puckett’s Corrall, LLC, a Golden Corral Franchise released this statement:
A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for Stanley’s funeral expenses. You can donate here.