Police: Burglary suspect cuts man, victim’s son chases him down
Update (June 2, 2016) — Swift pleaded guilty to battery by means of a deadly weapon; the other charges were dismissed. he was sentenced to four years in DOC.
MUNCIE, Ind. (December 9, 2015) – A Muncie man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly cut a man with a knife while he was trying to steal the man’s car.
Kenneth Swift, 28, of Gaston, has been charged with attempted auto theft and battery.
On December 8, a homeowner in the 1600 block of Gharket Street looked out his window and saw a man breaking into the back window of his truck.
According to court documents, the 68-year-old man ran out of his house to confront the suspect while his wife called 911.
The victim and Swift got into a physical altercation, and Swift cut the victim in the hand with a utility knife. Swift cut a major artery in the man’s hand that could have been life-threatening, according to medical staff at the hospital. He also cut the victim in the head.
Swift then fled the scene on foot and the victim’s son chased him down. At that time, officers arrived and Swift was placed into custody.