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For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
September 8th, 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.