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Update: Stabbing investigation in Hope; one person dead

James T. Mee, 77, of Scott Street, Hope, was arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of:

urder and domestic battery.


Mee remains in the Bartholomew County Jail.  He has been placed on a 48-hour hold without bond.



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The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department says one person is dead, another injured and an arrest has taken place in a double-stabbing in Hope.


After receiving a 911 call to an address on Scott Street in Hope, local and area law enforcement responded to an apparent domestic where at least one person is deceased.


Another person injured has been transported to Columbus Regional Hospital with what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.


An individual has been taken into custody and there is no danger to the public.


This is an ongoing investigation - currently being investigated by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Columbus Police Department, Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office and the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office. 

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