ST. JOE, Ind. (WFFT) — A man in DeKalb County was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly stabbing another man and tried to hide from police.
Just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 23-year-old man who was stabbed in the 500 block of Washington Street in St. Joe.
Deputies said they were told the stabbing suspect ran away from the area before they arrived.
A DeKalb County K-9 officer was able to find the suspect who tried to hide in bushes in the 6200 block of State Road 1 in St. Joe., .
This was just over a half-mile from where the stabbing took place.
Deputies said the victim was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital in fair condition.
The suspect was identified as Leslie J. Swindell, and was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on a Level 3 Felony charge of aggravated battery.
Police say additional charges are possible, due to the ongoing investigation.