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.