Vevay Resident Arrested After Fleeing Bedroom Stabbing

Posted On August 11, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

arrest-handcuffs-crime-scene-graphic-small.jpg(Madison, Ind.) – A Vevay resident is in jail accused of attacking a man in his sleep and stabbing him.

According to a Madison Police Department news release, officers were called to a home on Kennedy Drive at around 6:24 a.m. Sunday in reference to a man in the parking lot with stab wounds. They arrived to find a white male sitting on the curb of a large amount of blood on his head and neck area.

A large amount of blood was found in a bedroom in the apartment. The victim was disoriented and could not advise officers what had happened, but several witness told the officers that the assailant was Travis Savage, 21, of Vevay.

A call was put out to area law enforcement in search of Savage, who had fled the scene. He was taken into custody at a gas station in Switzerland County and transported back to Madison for questioning.

Savage told investigators he went to the apartment and a confrontation between him and the victim ensued, according to the news release. Savage claimed at some point during the altercation, the victim had him in a choke hold. Savage said he grabbed an unknown object off the dresser and began hitting the victim with it. Savage then said the victim left the apartment and he washed his hands and also left.

Blood was found on Savage’s shirt. After obtaining a search warrant, an Indiana State Police evidence technician found several items of evidence including a possible weapon and “narcotic evidence”.

Madison Police later spoke with the victim at Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison while he was being treated. He advised he was awoken to an unknown male approaching him in an aggressive manner.  He said the male began striking him in the head and finally the victim was able to use his legs to push the male off of him before running out of the apartment and hiding behind a vehicle.

Savage is in the Jefferson County Jail accused of Battery with Bodily Injury.

Larry Duke contributed to this report.