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.
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.
was stabilized at the scene and was then transported to Porter Regional
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.
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.
said during their week-long investigation, detectives learned that
Timmerman and Wesley had been dating the same woman.
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.
some point, Wesley took control of the pocket knife and stabbed Timmeran
four times before fleeing, police said.
men were treated for their wounds and transported to Porter County Jail.