Police investigate fatal stabbing

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GREENFIELD — Police are investigating the stabbings of three people early today. One of the victims, Steve Rogers, 26, of Indianapolis, died from his wounds.

Police are still piecing together details and have not released any information on a motive. They were called to a home on North Broadway Street shortly before 7 a.m. following a 911 call that someone had been stabbed. Greenfield Police Chief John Jester said three people had suffered stab wounds. Rogers died inside the house, which is in the first block of North Broadway Street, Jester said.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, but the name of a suspect has not been released. Police believe no one else was involved in the stabbings apart from the three victims. The two surviving victims, Colby McKnelly, 26, and Jessi Parsons-Freeman, 27, both of Greenfield, were treated for stab wounds at area hospitals. Parsons was treated and released from Hancock Regional Hospital and is not in policy custody, police said. McKnelly, who lived in the home where the altercation occurred, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Indianapolis. His condition was not available.

Dispatch reports show officers have responded to three seperate addresses as a result of the initial call that there had been a stabbing. One of them was to a home on Weber Road belonging to Arlene Scroggham, who owns the house on Broadway Street as well, according to public records.

This marks the city's first homicide since 2007, when a woman was shot and killed while on the phone to 911 dispatchers to report her boyfriend, who had made death threats against her, was breaking into her apartment.

Police conducted a search warrant of the home this morning. Greenfield police, as well as Hancock County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tami Napier, were at the scene. Napier said the case remains under investigation, and no charges may be filed until Wednesday or later, as the county courthouse is closed for the holidays Monday and Tuesday.

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