Police searching for suspect in stabbing at the Wawa in Plymouth Meeting

The Plymouth Township Police Department is searching for a suspect in a stabbing that took place at the Wawa at 1300 East Ridge Pike in Plymouth Meeting on Saturday, October 8th. The Upper Merion Police Department notified the Plymouth Township Police Department about the stabbing at 8:49 a.m.

Police are searching for 29-year-old Ivan Davonte Stephens Jr. of Philadelphia who is believed to have stabbed another person multiple times in the arm, back, and chest, after the pair got into an altercation in the parking lot of the Wawa. Stephens left the scene in a vehicle and the victim was transported to Paoli Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The name of the victim was not released.

Stephens, pictured at the top of the article, is described as a black male, who is 5’7” and 140 to 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Stephens is the only suspect being sought and a felony arrest warrant has been issued by the Honorable John D. Kessler, Montgomery County Magisterial District Court 38-1-04. He has been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Assault and four related misdemeanors.

The same Wawa was the scene of a shooting in late September of 2021. In that case, two people were shot after there was an altercation between two groups.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Stephens should call 911 or the Plymouth Township Police Department at 610-279-1901.