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Man arrested for stabbing, forced entry

A 45-year-old Bloomington man was arrested for aggravated battery, strangulation and residential entry for stabbing a 33-year-old man Tuesday.

The victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

When officers with the Bloomington Police Department responded to a stabbing report at 2:14 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Walnut Street, the 33-year-old man said he was stabbed by an acquaintance, Ronald Walker, 45, after Walker forced his way into the victim’s apartment.

The victim said Walker grabbed him by the neck and choked him, then stabbed him with a knife.

Officers observed a 4- to 6-inch laceration to the victim’s left bicep, Crider said.

The victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment.

Walker told police he believes the victim was stealing items from him.
Walker initially denied being involved and said he did not force entry to the victim’s apartment.

He said he did not recall stabbing the victim but that it was possible.

He later told police he did not stab the victim, Crider said.

— Matt Stefanski

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