(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with a stabbing in La Porte, as Robert Wheeler, 60, was booked into the La Porte County Jail Tuesday night on a Battery charge.
Authorities report that the stabbing happened Tuesday evening at a home in the 400 block of Woodson Street, where Wheeler had reportedly been staying for about six weeks to help him overcome a substance abuse addiction.
However, he was asked to leave after drinking heavily that day and expressing a desire to purchase heroin, police said. During an argument, he then grabbed a large knife out of the kitchen and stabbed a man in the stomach.
Officers then took him into custody in the basement at gunpoint.
The 38-year-old male victim, bleeding from a puncture wound to the left side of his stomach, declined medical attention.
Wheeler could face anywhere from a one to six-year sentence.