Arrest made after man stabbed in St. Joe


ST. JOE, Ind. (WANE) — A suspect in a stabbing incident that took place Tuesday evening in the town of St. Joe in DeKalb County is in custody. The victim was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment.

Leslie J. Swindell

The stabbing took place just after 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Washington Street in St. Joe according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Officers received a report of the stabbing at 10:41 p.m. and were told the suspect had left the scene on foot.

A K-9 officer was used to track the suspect and he was found trying to hide in some bushes in the 6200 block of State Road 1 just over a half mile from the the stabbing took place.

The stabbing victim was only described as a 23-year-old man and he was said to be in fair condition.

The suspect, Leslie J. Swindell, was booked into the DeKalb County jail on a Level 3 Felony charge of aggravated battery and police indicated in a press release that more charges are possible.

The Butler Police Department and Indiana State Police also assisted in the investigation.

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