PORTAGE | Two Portage men involved in a stabbing incident last week, which prompted the call-out of the Portage SWAT team, have been arrested.
Kenny E. Wesley Jr., 48, and David Timmerman, 54, both of Portage, were arrested and charged with aggravated battery, a Class B felony.
Police released details Monday about the March 26 incident, which erupted after Wesley and Timmerman, both maintenance workers at Damada Apartments, began to argue about a woman.
According to police, Timmerman was working in one of the apartments and heard Wesley yelling at him.
Police said Timmerman went outside to hear what Wesley was saying, and Wesley told him, "you're going to die today," and he attacked Timmerman.
Police said detectives learned Timmerman and Wesley have been dating the same woman. When Wesley learned the woman had spent the previous night with Timmerman, Wesley became angry.
Police said Timmerman, when attacked by Wesley, used his pocket knife to cut Wesley's face. During the fight, police said Wesley took the knife from Timmerman and stabbed him four times before fleeing.
Police were called first to the apartment complex where the fight occurred in the 6100 block of McCasland Avenue. Officers then went to an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Canden Avenue where Wesley lived. When police arrived, they found Wesley's apartment locked, and he didn't respond, so the SWAT team was called to enter the apartment.
Police said while the team was assembling, Wesley exited an adjacent building and he was taken into custody.
Both men were taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso where they were treated for their injuries.
Wesley was arrested on Wednesday. Timmerman was arrested Friday.