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Lafayette man has been charged in Perdue Street stabbing

Charges include battery by means of a deadly weapon

Posted: Jan. 25, 2018 4:45 PM
Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 4:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette man has been charged after police were called to the scene of a stabbing.

27-year-old Willis Smith was charged with seven counts Thursday, including battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, intimidation, disorderly conduct, and criminal recklessness.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on Friday, January 19 Lafayette police were called to the house at 1621 Perdue Street around 3:00 p.m. Upon arrival police were directed to an apartment where they found three people sitting on the floor, covered in blood.

They also found Smith laying face down on the kitchen floor intoxicated and covered in blood.

Prosecutors say Smith stabbed one man in the ankle, bit another man and cut a woman with a knife.
The victims say he also swung a large sword at them, as they tried to disarm him.

Smith is being held at the Tippecanoe County Jail.

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