Suspect formally charged in weekend stabbing

The victim in one of Saturday's stabbings in Lafayette remains hospitalized.

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 4:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —  On Thursday, Joshua Balser was charged with several counts, including battery by means of a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.

The incident happened in the area of Main and Asher streets. Prosecutors say the victim was meeting up with Balser at a nearby apartment. Afterwards, the victim says Balser approached him in a parking lot and stabbed him in the back.

He was taken to the hospital, where doctors discovered he had a punctured lung.

Prosecutors say Balser confessed.

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