Today, at approximately 6:00 am, the Indiana State Police and Seymour Police Department responded to 2119 E. Tipton Street, Seymour, Indiana to investigate a report of a stabbing that occurred on a MegaBus.
The initial investigation determined that the stabbing occurred while the bus was in motion on I-65 Southbound, just north of Seymour.
After the stabbing occurred, the bus driver exited the interstate and stopped at a gas station at the corner of US 50 (Tipton Street) and Sandy Creek Drive until officers arrived.
As a result of stabbing, a male victim, Xavier Collins, age 19, Chicago, Illinois was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of non-life threatening injuries to his leg. A female suspect, Lebria Graham, age 19, Chicago, Illinois (Collins’ girlfriend) was detained for questioning. The suspected weapon was recovered from the scene.
Further investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives determined that Graham and Collins were allegedly playing a “game” with the knife while they were on the upper deck of the bus.
At some point during the game, Graham stabbed Collins in his leg with the knife. Graham was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.
Collins became uncooperative in the investigation and provided a false name to investigators. After being treated and released from the hospital, Collins was arrested on charges of Obstruction of Justice and False Informing. Both suspects were transported to the Jackson County Jail where they were remanded to the custody of the jail staff pending their initial appearances in court.
The investigation is ongoing.
Indiana State Police Detectives were assisted by the Seymour Police Department and Jackson County EMS.