ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) - Officials in Angola released court documents Tuesday detailing events surrounding the stabbing death of Wilber Renshaw.
The affidavit states on Oct. 12 around 9:30 p.m. Angola police officers were called to Washington Street and Mills Street for a possible fight.
When officers arrived, they found Wilber Renshaw in the road in a pool of blood near the entrance to the Washington Square Apartments. The affidavit stated officers noticed a large amount of blood coming from Renshaw's neck and upper body and that he appeared lifeless.
Medics transported Renshaw to an Angola hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Renshaw's wife Alyssa told police she was with her husband and three-year-old son when they walked to meet Kenny R. Fletcher. Mrs. Renshaw stated they were attempting to speak with Fletcher about being called a "snitch" in a drug investigation.
The affidavit stated the Renshaw’s knew Fletcher because she had worked with him.
When the three meet Fletcher out front of the apartment complex where he lived, Fletcher confronted them, according to court documents.
Mrs. Renshaw stated they were not there to fight Fletcher and told him so, but Fletcher proceeded to flick a cigarette at her, hitting her on the left side of her face, according to the affidavit. At that point, Fletcher proceeded to punch Mr. Renshaw in the head and knocked him down.
The fall caused Mrs. Renshaw to also be knocked down, injuring her right ankle. She told police she then moved her son out of the way.
Court documents stated Mrs. Renshaw then observed Fletcher sitting on top of her husband, beating him in the chest and arm. She told police Fletcher hit her husband approximately five times before he ran away.
Mrs. Renshaw then told police her husband said to call police and then stated, "Just call an ambulance, I'm hurt bad," according to the affidavit.
Mrs. Renshaw then observed her husband holding his neck and saw blood all over him. He then fell face down in the road.
Court documents said a witness who called 911 at the apartment complex told police he observed Fletcher in front of the apartment complex about 15 minutes before the altercation took place. The witness told police Fletcher was pacing and appeared in an "agitated state described as pumping himself up and holding a knife," according to the affidavit.
Another witness in a nearby apartment, a juvenile, stated he saw Fletcher standing behind a car. The witness told investigators Fletcher was not wearing a shirt and was holding a black-colored knife. The affidavit said the witness also described Fletcher as pacing and "pumping himself up."
The witness said she knew Fletcher from the apartment complex and talked to him but he replied, "Anybody gets in my way and I'll kill them, someone is coming and they are late," according to court documents. She also told police she hear a loud altercation near the entrance to the apartments and saw Fletcher run from the area to two different apartments and then around the corner of a building.
The Renshaw's three-year-old son was also interviewed by investigators. Court documents revealed the boy said, "The bad man took Daddy's knife and hurt him."
Fletcher's girlfriend was interviewed and told police Fletcher owned a black-colored knife and he ran away after the altercation. The girlfriend told police Fletcher told her to take care of their child.
"I hurt him bad," Fletcher told his girlfriend, according to the affidavit. She also said Fletcher smoked a brown-colored cigar-type cigarette.
Another witness told police he saw Fletcher punching Renshaw in the head and knocked him down and continued punching him in the chest. The man told police he said, “Dude, dude,” and then Fletcher ran away.
Sunday, Steuben County Coroner William Harter ruled Renshaw’s death a homicide due to trauma to the chest.
Angola police attempted to locate Fletcher until he eventually turned himself into police Monday night. Fletcher was arrested and charged with murder in relation to the stabbing death of Renshaw. He appeared in Steuben County Magistrate Court Tuesday for an initial hearing.
KPC News, a WANE-TV partner, said a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on Fletcher’s behalf and a pretrial conference was scheduled for Nov. 4.
Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration is changing when 900,000 residents receive their food stamps.
A rural Angola man faces six felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman.
A local family wants help in making sure their loved one's murderer stays in prison.
Police said a man barricaded himself inside of a home on Genessee Avenue early Sunday morning for more than two hours after threatening to commit suicide.
Detectives believe a three-year-old boy may have shot himself at a home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Police said the shooting appears to have been accidental.
There will be several holiday-themed events this weekend in the Fort Wayne area, including Christmas displays, children’s parties, visits from Santa Claus, and more.
A man is in critical condition after a stabbing early Sunday morning in Bluebird Court, off of St. Joe Road.
The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted the annual Airman of the Year Awards on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of members of the 122nd.
Saturday marked the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Fort Wayne area veterans and their families met for a service at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to remember those who lost their lives back on December 7, 1941.
A doctor who performs abortions in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend has been asked to appear before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.
Each year, students at Taylor University attend a men's basketball game and are completely silent until the Trojans score their 10th point of the game. The game is known as "Silent Night."
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at Indiana state facilities be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A national campaign wants the NFL's Washington Redskins to change its name to not be offensive to Native Americans, and it could effect teams across the country.
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has given more than $62 million to 39 Indiana colleges and universities to increase employment opportunities for college graduates. receive
A two-car crash tied up traffic for a short time on Illinois Road at the entrance to Jefferson Pointe.