Man jailed on attempted murder charge

Thursday, February 23, 2017 ~ Updated 11:55 PM

Female stabbing victim airlifted to Indianapolis

CLOVERDALE — A Greencastle man is facing an attempted murder charge for the stabbing of his estranged wife Thursday evening.

Glenn D. Sanders Jr., 41, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 10:08 p.m. after police apprehended him without incident.

Around 7:30 p.m., Cloverdale Police officers and Putnam County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Truman Drive in Cloverdale for a stabbing incident.

They found a female victim who was subsequently airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Her condition was unknown at press time.

Police believe that Sanders arrived at the residence and did not force entry, simply knocking and then entering.

He allegedly assaulted his wife, stabbing her and then leaving the scene.

Indiana State Police troopers arrived on the scene soon after and the three agencies began a search for Sanders.

Other area agencies were supplied with a vehicle description, and Owen County sheriff’s deputies located Sanders in the Poland area at some time after 9 p.m..

After officers were able to block him in around Dogwood Lane and State Road 42, Sanders surrendered to Owen deputies, who detained him until Putnam County Deputy Anthony Brown arrived to arrest him on attempted murder charges.

The investigation is ongoing as police continue to gather evidence. Once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office for formal charges.

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