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Man charged in stabbing incident

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Greencastle man is being held at the Putnam County Jail on a $25,000 bond after police say he injured two people with a knife over the weekend.

Michael Kent Hanlon, 44, was arrested early Sunday morning in the Castlebury neighborhood, on the city's east side, and is being charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement and public nudity.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, Greencastle Assistant Police Chief Brian Hopkins, officer Mike Hanlon and Putnam County Sheriff's deputies Tom Helmer and Gregg Slover were called to 1064 Castlebury Drive on the report of a fight involving a knife.

In their police report, officers say they arrived on the scene to find Hanlon with blood all over his face and arms and that he was in a state of intoxication.

The alleged victims, Robert Page and Christen Walton, both of Greencastle, had injuries on their arms and hands, according to the police report. They declined medical treatment at the scene.

Walton told police that she arrived home to find Hanlon urinating on a parked car in the area. She said the man then approached her and Page and that a fight between the two men ensued.

Hanlon allegedly pulled out a knife and Walton grabbed it, causing her to become injured.

Police arrived and took Hanlon into custody after a brief struggle. He was booked into the jail at 6:02 a.m. Sunday.

Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said Wednesday that Hanlon has three prior, unrelated felony convictions, including operating a vehicle while intoxicated and intimidation stemming back to October 2001; operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident from October 1999; and escape and habitual offender status from April 2002.

Because of his prior history, Bookwalter has charged Hanlon with being a habitual offender, which could add between four and 12 years to his sentence if he is convicted.

In all, Hanlon faces a potential 28 years in prison if convicted on all counts, the prosecutor said.

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