NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. — Police in Kentland, Ind. are investigating the stabbing of an 8-year-old boy.
Officers responded to the 200 block of North Sixth Street around 4 a.m. Tuesday where a juvenile was reportedly stabbed multiple times.
When they arrived, officers encountered 66-year-old Thomas Esmond. According to a press release, Esmond told officers to shoot him and then proceeded to attack officers. Police eventually subdued Esmond with a taser.
Medics transported Esmond to Jasper County Hospital where he received treatment and was released into the custody of the Kentland Police.
The unidentified 8-year-old boy was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital for treatment to multiple stab wounds. He was in stable condition when taken to the hospital.
Esmond faces preliminary charges of attempted murder and resisting law enforcement. He is being held without bond in the Newton County Jail.
The relation between the 8-year-old boy and Esmond is not known.