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Weekend blotter: Police respond to two assault reports Friday

Assault with knife

A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Friday on a charge of assault with a knife and taken to juvenile detention.

A 34-year-old woman told police she and the juvenile, who was one of her family members, got into an argument at 10:30 a.m. Friday at an apartment on West Third Street.

She said the suspect grabbed a steak knife and began chasing her into the parking lot outside the apartment, where she said he stabbed her in the right arm.

The woman told police she ran toward a nearby tobacco store but fell down in a road before the suspect allegedly tried to hit her in the head with a concrete block he picked up along the way.

A female witness reportedly yelled at the suspect to get away from the victim, giving the woman enough time to run into the tobacco store and call the police.

The woman was treated by ambulance workers outside the tobacco store. Officers who called her later reported that she was in severe pain and decided to drive herself to the hospital.

The suspect was taken to Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village, a treatment center in Knox County for at-risk youth.

Assault, strangulation

A 42-year-old woman told police two Bloomington women hit her in the face and strangled her Friday.

The woman told police she and Kaylynn Kahroff, 26, got into an argument at 9 p.m. Friday that led to Kahroff hitting her in the face and knocking her down to the floor of her apartment.

She said Elizabeth Hall, 22, then came into the apartment and started strangling the 42-year-old woman.

The woman told police she was able to get away from Hall and call the police.

By the time the police arrived, the fight was already over. Officers then separated the three women and questioned them.

Police said one of the suspects was the victim’s family member, while the other was the family member’s friend.

Hall was booked into Monroe County Jail at 10:30 p.m. Friday on charges of strangulation and domestic battery.

Kahroff was also booked into jail on a charge of battery.

Christine Fernando

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