Warsaw man accused in Wednesday night stabbing

Staff Report

WARSAW — A Warsaw man is facing an attempted murder charge and other felony charges after a stabbing Wednesday night in Warsaw that left a person with significant wounds.

The victim was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital after the stabbing was reported at a Warsaw apartment building on Sophie Lane.

The suspect in the stabbing, Izak Vincent Eugene Newton, 28, of 214 Sophie Lane, Warsaw, was jailed Thursday morning, according to a news release from Warsaw Police.


Police were called at about 7:55 p.m. Wednesday. Newton fled the scene on foot after the incident, the news release said.

Officers found Newton about 20 minutes later near a gravel pit. He was taken into custody without incident.

A news release said the victim suffered multiple stab wounds in different parts of the body. That person was taken to Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital and transferred to Lutheran in Fort Wayne. Police described the injuries as significant.

Preliminary charges against Newton, according to his jail booking, include domestic battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16, domestic battery with serious bodily injury, attempted murder, aggravated battery and invasion of privacy.

He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 11:12 a.m. Thursday. His bond for the attempted murder preliminary charge was set at $50,250.

Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and Lutheran EMS responded to treat the victim.

WPD was assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Winona Lake Police Department, and the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.