Police seek suspect in attempted murder

Staff Writer

Charges were handed down in Starke County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 2 against Benton Christopher Howard, 42, of Knox, for his alleged role in a stabbing incident that happened early Sunday morning in the Parkview Heights area. Howard has been charged with aggravated battery, a Level 3 Felony, and attempted murder, a Level 1 Felony, against the victim, Brandon Davidson, 28, of Knox.
Davidson was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend on Sunday, after he showed up at IU Health Starke Hospital with a stab wound to the chest, which collapsed a lung and caused damage to his heart. Davidson was transported to Memorial’s trauma center in critical condition.
Howard is being sought by police for his alleged role in the incident. Police ask anyone who knows of Howard’s whereabouts or anyone who sees him to please phone 574-772-4122. Tips may be left anonymously.
Remember all suspects are innocent until proven guilty.