Steuben County man in critical condition after stabbing; suspect arrested

Jose M. Tafolla
Jose M. Tafolla(Steuben Co. Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 9:20 AM EDT
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ANGOLA, Ind. (WPTA) - Steuben County investigators say one man is hospitalized in critical condition and another is under arrest following a stabbing early Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies answered a disturbance call in the 2300 block of West Orland Road in rural Pleasant Township about 12:30 a.m. On arrival, they found the 33-year-old victim outside with a stab wound to the abdomen.

He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where he was in critical condition as of this report.

Detectives investigating the incident believe it began as an argument inside the home and escalated. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

They arrested 19-year-old Jose M. Tafolla, who faces one count of battery with a deadly weapon and who was being held without bond, pending a court appearance.

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