Evansville man arrested for attempted murder

Evansville man arrested for attempted murder

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Around 3:24 Tuesday afternoon, a state trooper patrolling US 41 near St. George saw a car traveling south in a reckless manner, according to a press release.

Authorities say the vehicle was going 82 mph and swerving in and out of traffic. After stopping the vehicle just north of Lynch Road, a state trooper discovered the driver and passenger had knife wounds and believe they were traveling to an Evansville hospital for treatment.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Sean Keith of Evansville.

Sean Keith, 30.
Sean Keith, 30. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Both were taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital.

After further investigation, authorities say Keith and the victim were driving in northern Vanderburgh Co. when an argument started between them.

They say Keith allegedly pulled off at an unknown location, got out of the car, went to the passenger side and stabbed the victim.

Troopers believe Keith was attempting to stab the victim in the neck area, but instead, she was stabbed in the hand while trying to defend herself.

They say Keith also received at injuring during the incident.

After the stabbing, troopers say Keith was driving the victim to the hospital when he was pulled over.

Keith was treated for his injury, was arrested and taken to Vanderburgh Co. Jail.

The victim is still being treated for her injuries.

Keith is facing a list of charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness.

He was in court Wednesday, and bond was set at $25,000 cash. He’s due back in court next week.

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