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Woman allegedly stabbed neighbor after confrontation about barking dog

Sara Hayden

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A suspect allegedly stabbed her neighbor after the neighbor yelled through a wall about the suspect's dog barking, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On April 17 around 11 p.m., officers with the Mishawaka Police Department were sent to Iowa Street where they found a woman who was bleeding from the left side of her torso.

The woman explained that she had yelled through her wall to a neighbor about the neighbor's dog’s “incessant barking,” court documents said.

Within minutes, the neighbor, Sara Hayden, 30, was at the woman’s front door, banging on it, court documents said.

When the woman opened the door, Hayden allegedly stabbed the victim twice with a knife and then walked “calmly” back to her apartment, according to the probable cause affidavit. 

Officers located Hayden, who gave “unusual” answers to officers questions, including saying her name was “Goddess One,” court documents said.

In Hayden’s apartment, officers found several knives out and apparent blood drops in the kitchen, reports said.

Hayden was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail and is being held on a $2,000 bond. She is facing a charge of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a level five felony. 

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JimBella 39 days ago
This is NOT Sara Ann Hayden's first run in with the law. She really needs to be put behind bars this time before she murders someone!!! Will St. Joseph County Prosecutor, Ken Cotter, actually do something other than slap Sara on the hands???
JennyPhillips JimBella 33 days ago
What do you mean. Does Sarah have a history of hurting other people if so could you please let me know
Dennis 39 days ago
Jenny, your posts really help us understand your neighbors motivation
JennyPhillips 39 days ago
Your news report said she allegedly stabbed me. No no no no she definitely stab me my left arm and my left side. And could you please unblock Me on your Facebook page my voice is silenced on this issue even though I'm the victim I would like to tell people what really happened because people seem very confused on who stabbed to and who have the dog and such and such and such
JennyPhillips 39 days ago
Edit: the reason I posted this is because I do not want this lady using her schizophrenia is a shield for what she did to me. There is no excuse whatsoever I have had a traumatic life I have full-blown schizophrenia and I don't do this to people I don't go around and stab them.... And no I will not remove this post.

I'm the lady she stabbed twice. Her dog was barking so I knocked on the the wall and ask her to quiet down. Then I tried to go back to bed then I hear a lady screaming and I poke my head out and she started talking nonsense saying things I've been stalking her I've going through her attic I show up at her work. I was like lady I don't know what's up with you please calm down then she let her dog leash go thinking her dog would attack me that didn't work so she inch closer pointing in my face cornered me on my porch she tried to hit me I blocked it and try to push her back and she stabbed me twice she stood over me with her knife and laughed and said go ahead call the police the police work for me I own the police they do whatever I say. Stab on my arm 8 stitches. Flank left side left side 4 stitches
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