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Suspect charged with attempted murder in Mishawaka stabbing

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.— A suspect has been charged in relation to the April 27 stabbing on E. 13th Street in Mishawaka, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dustin Siders, 34, was arrested on April 27 and now faces charges including attempted murder, burglary, aggravated battery and two counts of invasion of privacy.

On April 27, officers were sent to the 300 block of E. 13th Street for reports of a stabbing. 

As an officer approached the back of the house, a man, later identified as Siders, came out of the kitchen, court documents said.

Another man was then found bleeding profusely all over the kitchen, court documents said.

Siders was taken to the hospital for treatment of several cuts on his hand and then he was transported to the St. Joseph County Jail, reports said.

A woman in the house told police that Siders had moved out of the house in December amid divorce proceedings and his name was not on the lease, court documents said.

According to the woman, Siders opened the back door of the home and attacked the woman’s boyfriend by stabbing him multiple times in the back and side with a folding knife, according to the probable cause affidavit. 

The woman wrestled the knife away from Siders, who tried to leave the scene as police arrived, reports said.

Siders had also been sending threatening messages to the woman and her boyfriend before the stabbing, court documents said.

A child was also in the kitchen when Siders broke in and ran upstairs with other children to call 911 during the stabbing, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The victim suffered a total of six stab wounds to his back, upper chest and left arm, according to court documents. 

Siders is due in court on April 30. A mugshot for Siders was not available as of Wednesday morning. 

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