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Michigan City man facing several charges after allegedly stabbing a man 17 times

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A Michigan City man is facing several charges after being accused of stabbing a man 17 times.

Court documents say 27-year-old DeWayne Sutton Jr. forced his way into an apartment Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of west 11th St.

Officials say he put a knife to a woman’s throat and ordered her call his friend, James Hines, and have him come to the address.

Roughly 10 minutes later, according to investigators, Hines entered and was greeted by Sutton accusing him of stealing $50.

After an argument, police say Sutton began stabbing him in the back.

Hines was able to get away, and Sutton left on foot. He was later arrested in the area of 10th and Wabash.

Sutton is charged with a Level 1 Felony Attempted Murder charge, Aggravated Battery and Criminal Confinement, both Level 3 Felonies; Sexual Battery as a Level 4 Felony and Level 5 Felony Intimidation.

Hines was taken to the hospital with a punctured kidney and collapsed lung, according to police.

An investigation is still underway.

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