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Suspect, Victim Arrested After Stabbing


Evansville Police arrested two men after a stabbing at a West Side tavern. 

Police were dispatched to the Franklin St. Tavern at 2126 W. Franklin at about 2:40 Thursday morning.

In a release, the EPD said witnesses told arriving officers that the stabbing suspect was trying to leave.

Police quickly found the suspect, 33-year-old Zachary Miller, and placed him in custody.

The EPD said camera footage from the business and bystanders showed Miller pulling a knife on a group of people outside the bar.

Another man, identified as 21-year-old Jacob Rice, tried to tackle the suspect from behind and was stabbed. Once Miller was on the ground, 4-to-5 other men began to punch and kick him.

Police say Miller broke away and held the knife to a man’s throat. That man fled before officers arrived.

Police said the knife used by Miller was recovered and both Miller and Rice were taken to a hospital.

Miller was charged with battery committed with a deadly weapon. Rice was charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

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