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CROWN POINT — A man allegedly stabbed his friend in Lake Station before hiding the blood-stained butcher knife under a Christmas tree.

Allen M. Orange, 23, was charged Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court with attempted murder and three counts of felony battery.

Lake Station police were dispatched at 3 a.m. Thursday to a home in the 2500 block of Riverside Drive after receiving reports of a stabbing, according to court records.

Officers were met outside the home by a man armed with a BB gun, who said the victim was inside the home, records state.

A blood-covered man was found by police seated on a couch, the records state. He was treated at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus for stab wounds to the stomach, neck and shoulder.

The home's residents told police the man was attacked by Orange after an argument within the home, records state. A witness told police after the stabbing that Orange threw the weapon under a Christmas tree.

A 12-inch long blood-stained butcher knife was found by police under the tree, the affidavit states.

Orange is not afforded bond on the charges, according to court records.

Orange was previously convicted in July 2014 with assisting a criminal, a felony offense.


Courts and social justice reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.