Anderson Police arrested Brady Allen Turner, 25, Wednesday. Muncie Police preliminarily charged Turner with murder following a fatal Monday night stabbing.
At 8:55 p.m., police received a phone call saying someone stabbed a man near 15th and Jefferson streets Monday. Police found the man, Chris Burgess, lying motionless in the street, according to a police report.
First responders tried to save Burgess, who had a stab wound in his neck that was bleeding severely, but he was later pronounced dead at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
In a statement to police, Turner said Burgess came at him with a knife, according to a police report. Turner said he caught Burgess’ arm, wrestled the knife away and stabbed Burgess in the neck. Prior to the stabbing, Turner said he and Burgess were punching each other.
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Later that evening, Turner said he climbed someone’s balcony to use a phone in order to call his grandmother. Then, he later hid out in an abandoned shed and finally later got a ride to Anderson Tuesday.
When police showed Turner photos of knives recovered from a witness and near the scene, he claimed both knives were his.
Turner is currently being held in the Delaware County Jail with no bond. At this time, a hearing date hasn’t been set, according to online court records.
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