Seymour man faces felony charges in stabbing


A 52-year-old man has been linked to a stabbing reported Wednesday evening on the north side of the city.

David Allen Chastain of Seymour faces a Level 3 felony charge of aggravated battery; a Level 5 felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon; and a Level 6 felony charge of criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon.

The charges stem from an incident reported to the Seymour Police Department at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of North Elm Street.

A woman told dispatchers that her boyfriend, a 51-year-old man, had just been stabbed by an “elderly” man.

Police Chief Bill Abbott said the man sustained a minor non-life-threatening stab wound to the right side of his chest and was not hospitalized.

Abbott said during the investigation, officers were able to determine the incident began when Chastain delivered some items for a woman he had an interest in to the wrong address in the 800 block of North Elm Street.

The man who lived at that address did not know the woman Chastain had left the items for, Abbott said.

He and a friend then confronted Chastain, who was still in the area, and that’s when the stabbing occurred, he said.

Chastain was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday and being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

A Level 3 felony is punishable by three to 16 years in prison upon conviction.

Officer Michael Payne initially investigated the incident and was assisted by Sgt. Michael Cooper and officers Ben Miller and Devlin McMindes.

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