Law & Order: Man charged in Dorie Miller stabbing
Post-Tribune staff reports February 20, 2014 11:54PM
Updated: March 22, 2014 6:30AM
John Wesley Kimbrough, 64, who was arrested shortly after a stabbing at a Dorie Miller Housing Development on Tuesday has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Kimbrough is a convicted felon who completed a 20-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter 10 years ago in the 1992 stabbing death of his estranged wife.
On Tuesday night, Kimbrough allegedly argued with the victim, Melissa Royal, and the argument became physical. Kimbrough went to the kitchen of a home in the 2000 block of Alabama Street and “grabbed a knife and began stabbing her,” the probable cause affidavit states.
Royal, 45, ran to another home for help. A witness told Detective Cpl. Edward Gonzalez that Royal “was bleeding so badly that she could not see her face,” the affidavit states. Royal was treated initially at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus, but later moved to the Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of wounds that include “penetrating” cuts to her cheek, jaw, shoulder and breast, the affidavit states.
Man found in SUV faces charges
The man arrested after police found him unconscious behind the wheel of an SUV Tuesday has been charged with dealing in cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of cocaine.
Rayfael Gardner, 35, of 4055 Kentucky St., was slumped in the driver’s seat of a blue Chevrolet SUV on Broadway at 49th Avenue. Police saw a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun on the man’s lap and recovered more than 65 grams of crack cocaine on the center console of the SUV, the probable cause affidavit states.
Gardner is being held at Lake County Jail on $50,000 bail. He has a prior felony conviction for dealing cocaine, court records state.
Man treated for gunshot wound
An Aetna man arrived at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus Wednesday night with a gunshot wound. Dimitri Jones, 22, declined to provide police with any information about where he was wounded or the identity of a suspect.