Stabbing in Stuart leads to 3 arrests Saturday


January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Stuart Police Department report a fight Saturday morning led to serious injuries to one person, two arrests and the recovery of stolen weapons. Authorities report one man was stabbed while another man was intentionally covered in gasoline and nearly set on fire by another male subject.A stolen handgun was also recovered nearby. All suspects have been identified and one of two is in custody, while other persons 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 Friday, January 25th. Officials says Stuart Police officers conducted search warrants at residences in Stuart, rural Adair, and Earlham. Stolen property was recovered as well as six stolen rifles and two stolen handguns. Several of the firearms, including an “SKS” rifle were recovered by Stuart Officers at a residence in Earlham.

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. The Police report did not mention the names of the suspects or victims.