A New Year’s Eve Party in Washington County got out of hand resulting in a Salem man being stabbed multiple times.
As a result, a 19-year-old Shelbyville, IN man is in jail for the stabbing incident.
Justice Antle, 19, Shelbyville, IN was arrested by the Indiana State Police and is is being held at the Washington County Jail on the charges of Aggravated Battery level 3 Felony and Batter Deadly with Weapon Level 5 Felony.
The victim was 23-year-old Keenan Shanks,of Salem. Shanks is a graduate of Eastern High School and lives in the South Boston area.
According to ISP Trooper Brett Walters, Shanks was stabbed multiple times in the torso and was taken by air ambulance to U of L Hospital where he was in the ICU but is now is stable condition.
Walters said the investigation is ongoing but noted that the party was in Washington County.
At approximately 12:09 am on January 1, 2016, Shanks was brought to the St. Vincent Hospital with multiple stab wounds to his body. Shanks was put into a vehicle at the party and rushed to the Salem Hospital, ISP was contacted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to work the case. He was flown via helicopter from St. Vincent to Louisville, to be treated for his wounds.
Shanks was at a New Year’s party, when he allegedly confronted Antle about pointing a knife at another person.
A struggle broke out and Shanks was stabbed, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin.
Antle fled the scene after the stabbing and was located in a short time later in Campbellsburg where he called 911 after getting to a phone to turn himself in.