Monday stabbing in Hancock County still under investigation


CARTHAGE – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a stabbing incident that occurred about 10 p.m. on Monday, July 9th.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, an incident occurred about 11 p.m. on the 9th, however, Fort Madison Police, Fort Madison Fire & Rescue, and Lee County EMS were called to the west foot of the Fort Madison bridge at just after 10 p.m. Authorities responded to a call into LeeComm that a male with a stab wound to his chest was being brought across the river.

The Hancock County news release indicated that two adult males, ages 34 and 43, got into an argument in a different vehicle and were both injured by a knife. Two other occupants in that vehicle were not injured.

The 43-year-old received the stab wound to the chest and was taken to Fort Madison by a private vehicle where they met the first responders at the bridge and were transported to Fort Madison Community Hospital. The 34-year-old male received treatment at Carthage Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.

Several media outlets are reporting the names of the victims, however a spokesperson at the Hancock County Sheriff’s office on Saturday said no press release has been issued identifying the victims and wouldn’t confirm the names of the victims identified in other outlets.

A phone message for Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger last week went unreturned.

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