TROY — The Troy Police Department has charged David Boyea, 33, of Troy, with two counts of attempted murder after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend at a Troy motel in the early morning hours on Monday.
Boyea was arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Boyea is also charged with first-degree felony burglary. Boyea’s bond was sent for $550,000 on all charges.
According to Capt. Jeff Kunkleman, Boyea stabbed Crystal Brooks, 33, in the chest and stabbed Steve Burns, 30, multiple times at the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Around 3:45 a.m., Boyea allegedly knocked on the door and when the door opened he stabbed the couple before fleeing the scene.
Both victims were transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. Brooks was listed in critical condition. Burns is stable and in fair condition and cooperating with authorities.
Kunkleman said the trio worked together at the Troy Burger King. The female was residing at the motel at the time of the incident. Brooks called 9-1-1 during the incident.
Boyea was apprehended by Troy Police road patrol at Race and Mulberry streets around 9 a.m. Monday. He suffered a few defensive wounds and was treated before being incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.
At the Troy City Council meeting Monday, President Marty Baker said she received a phone call from Miami Montessori asking why the school was not informed of the incident. According to Capt. Joe Long, the police department surveyed the area after Boyea fled the scene several hours prior to the school day. Officers located him across town near his residence a few hours later.
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