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Charges filed in Portage stabbing case

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Two Portage residents have been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, a B felony, in a reported stabbing incident that occurred last Tuesday in the 6100 block of McCasland Ave., Portage Police said.

According to police, at 9:57 a.m. officers found David Timmerman, 54, of 6101 McCasland Ave., Apt. A, who had been stabbed while he was doing maintenance at Dermuda Apartments. Timmeran advised he observed Kenny E. Wesley Jr., 48, of 6035 Canden Avenue, Apt. #4, outside the building yelling “You’re going to die today” and was stabbed multiple times by Wesley before he fled south, police said.

Timmerman was stabilized at the scene and was then transported to Porter Regional Hospital.

Police said they set up a perimeter at Wesley’s residence where they could see that some kind of disturbance had taken place. The Portage SWAT team was called out to gain entry to Wesley’s apartment and found him exiting an adjacent apartment building, police said.

After being taken into custody, Police said Wesley was immediately taken to Porter Regional Hospital due to him having a severe laceration on the right side of his face.

Police said during their week-long investigation, detectives learned that Timmerman and Wesley had been dating the same woman.

When Wesley found out that Timmerman spent the night with the woman, he went to Timmerman’s location where a physical altercation resulted in Timmerman using his pocket knife to slice Wesley’s face, police said.

At some point, Wesley took control of the pocket knife and stabbed Timmeran four times before fleeing, police said.

Both men were treated for their wounds and transported to Porter County Jail.