Stabbing leads to multiple arrests
JANESVILLE—A Janesville woman who police say became upset after a friend got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend on her porch was arrested on three charges after a stabbing incident Sunday night at her home in the 100 block of S. Locust St.
Veronica L. Walker, 25, of 170 S. Locust St., Janesville, was arrested on charges of reckless injury—felony, two counts of battery and disorderly conduct while armed, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.
Police were initially called to the South Locust Street address for a report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival they found a 44-year-old Janesville man with a stab wound to the abdomen. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and released.
Later police also arrested this man on a charge of disorderly conduct, said Sgt. Aaron Ellis.
After investigating the disturbance, police learned that Walker physically assaulted the 44-year-old man and 34-year-old Janesville woman with her hands and fists. Walker also threw bottles at the man, ran after him and stabbed him with a knife in the abdomen, police reported.
The 34-year-old woman left the scene before police arrived, but was later taken to the Rock County Jail on an outstanding warrant, Ellis said.
Walker also was taken to the jail, according to the release.
The incident remains under investigation.