KENTLAND, Ind. (WISH) - A man accused of stabbing an 8-year-old boy several times told officers to shoot him when they arrived, 24-Hour News 8 sister station WLFI-TV reports.
Police said they had to us a stun gun to subdue Thomas Esmond, 66, after being called Tuesday afternoon to a home on North Sixth Street on a report of a young boy being stabbed. The 8-year-old was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital and was stable Wednesday.
Esmond was taken to Jasper County Hospital, where he was treated and released to Kentland Police Department. He was being held without bond Wednesday in Newton County Jail on preliminary charges of attempted murder and resisting law enforcement.
The Noblesville Police Department says a 16-year-old girl who was shot late Sunday night died from her injuries.
Two men were arrested overnight after police say they stole a car and led officers on a chase.
Fire officials say a civilian medic was injured early Monday morning in a house fire.