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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Domestic disturbance arrest for battery with a deadly weapon

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  September 8th, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (765) 807-1223


Domestic Disturbance results in Stabbing, Suspect Arrested


On September 7th, 2017 at approximately 8pm the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 1500 block of N 12th St for a report of a male that had been stabbed. Officers determined that the male victim had been stabbed during a domestic disturbance.  The suspect, Janet Hopkins (59) fled on foot prior to officers’ arrival. 


The male victim was transported to St. Elizabeth East to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  He was later released from the hospital.  Janet Hopkins was later located and arrested for battery with a deadly weapon.  Hopkins was transported to a local hospital for an unrelated medical issue.  Hopkins will be transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail upon her release from the hospital. 


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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