Man arrested after attack
Monday, August 11, 2014 11:00 AM
A Vevay man was arrested at a gas station Sunday after witnesses said he stabbed another person several times during an altercation.
Travis Savage, 21, of Vevay, was arrested by Switzerland County Sheriff officers after an altercation at an apartment in the 2800 block of Kennedy Drive in Madison.
When officers arrived, they found the victim sitting on the curb with a large amount of blood on his head and neck. The victim, who was not identified, was disoriented and could not advise officers what had happened, according to a police report.
Officers spoke with witnesses that said Savage was the assailant. Savage's description was sent to area law enforcement agencies.
After his arrest, Savage said he went to the apartment and a confrontation began between him and the victim.
Savage said the victim had him in a choke hold. Savage said he grabbed an object off a dresser and began hitting the victim with it. Savage said the victim left the apartment and he washed his hands and also left, according to the police report.
The victim was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital where he was interviewed by Madison police patrolman Seth Melton. He disputed Savage's story, saying he was awakened by an unknown male approaching him in an aggressive manner.
The police report said the male began striking the victim in the head and finally the victim was able to use his legs to push the male off of him before running out of the apartment and hiding behind a vehicle.
A search warrant was obtained for the apartment where the assault took place, as well as Savage's car.
In the car police found Savage's clothing, which had small stains on them consistent with human blood. An Indiana State Police Evidence Technician processed the vehicle. Several items of evidence were collected from the vehicle including blood evidence, a possible weapon involved, and narcotic evidence.