Homeless man charged in stabbing case sentenced

Nathan Tedder

A man accused of stabbing another man at a homeless camp will see some prison time.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 11:51 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A man accused of stabbing another man at a homeless camp will see some prison time.

Court documents say that on May 16, police were sent to a West Lafayette hotel to investigate a report of a man who had been stabbed.

When police arrived they found Russell Kinman with multiple stab wounds to the forearm, armpit and abdomen. Kinman was sent to a local hospital for treatment resulting in about 28 stitches for his wounds.

Kinman was staying at a make-shift homeless campsite off of South River Road that evening when he got into an altercation with 29-year-old Nate Tedder.

Kinman said that Tedder was being loud and keeping him awake. When he confronted Tedder, a fight ensued which ended with the stabbing.

According to court documents, Tedder recalled getting into the fight with Kinman after having been drinking. He described the knife he had in his possession as about a foot in length.

In May, Tedder was charged with battery with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, and criminal recklessness.

In October, Tedder pleaded guilty to the felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.

He has been sentenced to four years in total: one and a half years with the Department of Correction and two and a half years on supervised probation.

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