(Michigan City, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a stabbing involving homeless people in Michigan City. Daniel Barger, 69, allegedly stabbed a middle-aged woman.
According to police, the woman was laying on a cot in a yard when the man allegedly called her a witch and began stabbing her at three o’clock in the morning on April 5 in the 1100 block of East Michigan Boulevard.
Detective Marty Corley said the behavior of the suspect, also homeless, was strange in his encounters with the man. “I kind of asked him what brought him here. He did not give me a sane answer. More of a conspiracy theory type answer. I’m not sure how he got here but he’s from California,” he said.
The woman was stabbed multiple times in the leg, arm and hand with a butcher knife. Corley said she has since recovered and is back walking around the community.
Barger is charged with Level 5 felony Battery and Level 6 felony Criminal Recklessness. He was being held in the La Porte County Jail on $15,000 bond. Corley said his previous encounters with the man involved complaints from people scared about his presence on their properties.