Crime & Courts

Domestic violence leaves girl stabbed, sister beaten

Police expect a 12-year-old girl to survive after her sister's live-in boyfriend stabbed her Monday after she ran to get help following an argument that turned violent.

The 35-year-old boyfriend also is accused of dragging his 29-year-old girlfriend down some stairs and banging her head into concrete, a police report says. She also had been punched and choked, and the boyfriend struck her 12-year-old sister as well, the report says.

The 29-year-old also is expected to survive, police said. EMS crews took her and her younger sister to a local hospital; reports on their conditions were unavailable.

The incident was reported at about 3:38 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Carey Lane, near I-235 and South Seneca.

The 29-year-old and her younger sister ran to get help after an argument escalated, the report says.

The boyfriend chased the two and used a knife to stab the girl in her right side, police said.

Domestic violence incidents can "accelerate — they turn violent very quickly," police spokesman Gordon Bassham said.

The boyfriend left the scene in a vehicle and had not been arrested as of Monday afternoon, police said.

The man was being sought for two counts of aggravated battery.