Man stabbed twice in early morning incident


A Seymour man was stabbed twice when two men came to his home early Thursday morning and demanded money they said he owed, police report.

Acting Police Chief Craig Hayes said dispatchers received a call at 3:45 a.m. reporting the incident. 

Officer Kevin Settle and Detective Sgt. Greg O’Brien responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Hillcrest Drive, where a victim, identified as Joseph Sizemore, 40, had been stabbed in the right leg and right abdomen.

"The victim indicated he was at his home when someone knocked on the door. He opened the door and two suspects, both males, met him at the door," Hayes said. "They told him he owed someone some money."

The men proceeded to strike Sizemore, and during the encounter, he realized he had been stabbed, Hayes said of the victim.

Sizemore was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where he remained Thursday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries, Hayes said.

Although Sizemore told police he didn’t know his attackers, he did indicate that he owed someone money, Hayes said.

There was a witness in the house at the time that confirmed Sizemore’s account of what happened, Hayes added.

Police are attempting to locate the two men involved, and the investigation is ongoing.

"They have a couple of persons of interest they want to speak to," Hayes said.

Anyone with information should call the Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

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