(Stuart) One man is in custody in connection with a stabbing in Stuart early Saturday morning.
Stuart Police say a fight broke out Saturday morning and one man was stabbed while another man had been covered in gasoline and male subject had tried to light him on fire. A stolen handgun was also recovered near the scene.
All suspects have been identified and one of the two is in custody. The others face charges related to the fight. Two other adults who were present at the fight were arrested for charges connected to a home burglary in Stuart on January 25.
The Stuart Police Department conducted search warrants at residences in Stuart, rural Adair County, and Earlham. Stolen property was recovered as well as 6 stolen rifles and 2 stolen handguns. Stuart Police recovered several of the firearms, including an “SKS” at the Earlham residence. A male at the Earlham residence was arrested for various charges and several other suspects have been identified and face charges related to the burglary case.
January 27, 2013