MOUNT VERNON — A suspect in a Nov. 27 stabbing was apprehended by police Sunday.

Andrew Newcomb, 34, was arrested by Mount Vernon Police in the area of the 800 block of Coshocton Avenue, MVPD Capt. Scott McKnight said. McKnight said Newcomb was arrested after a foot chase involving police.

Newcomb is being held without bond at the Knox County Jail, according to jail records.

The stabbing incident occurred at a Shirley Avenue residence around 4:50 a.m. A woman calling 911 from the residence reported that Newcomb struck her with a baseball bat and stabbed two people.

One of the persons stabbed, a 32-year-old woman, was the victim of a prior assault by Newcomb that occurred April 3, 2018. Newcomb was indicted on felony domestic violence charges, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and was placed on probation.

Newcomb is also a suspect in an October stabbing incident with the same woman. The woman declined to fill out a statement or name her assailant in the October incident, Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville said.


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