Stabbing Suspect Hospitalized & Arrested


A Vermillion County man is behind bars, after police say he stabbed a man and led multiple police agencies on a manhunt.

On Thursday, August 16th, Vermillion County deputies were dispatched to Union Hospital in Clinton at 1:30 a.m. for reports of a stabbing victim.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old Dustin Peterson of Cayuga, reported that he was stabbed by a Joshua Loveall, who entered his home without permission.

Loveall was attempting to force a woman, Wendy Bacon, to leave Peterson. When Peterson tired to interject, Loveall pulled out a knife and stabbed Peterson in his chest.

Peterson told deputies that after he was stabbed, he grabbed a 12 gauge shotgun and shot at Loveall, causing him to flee the scene.
This caused law enforcement to conduct an extensive search for Loveall in Vermillion, Fountain, Parke and Warren Counties. However authorities were unable to locate him.

At 10:30 a.m. that same day, Loveall made contact with law enforcement and gave them his location because he needed medical treatment. Officers managed to locate Loveall and transported him to Union Hospital in Clinton for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Peterson was transferred to Union Hospital in Terre Haute for further treatment and was later released.

Loveall is currently being held in the Vermillion County Jail with his bond set at $50,000.

He faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and criminal mischief.

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