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Man leads officers on pursuit

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

A 4th of July domestic dispute led to a non-life threatening stabbing with law enforcement from two counties involved in a manhunt for the suspect Tuesday evening.

Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Willard Mewhinney was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon and battery/domestic by Vigo County Sheriff`s Deputies after a brief manhunt. Mewhinney is a suspect in the stabbing of Georgina Saunders.

Apparently Mewhinney stabbed Saunders, his girlfriend, in both legs with a piece of broken glass at their rural Brazil home around 4 p.m. after an argument over a bag of trash, according to the Clay County Sheriff`s Department.

Saunders was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries to her legs.

Sheriff Mike Heaton confirmed that deputies have responded to several domestic disturbance calls from the residence in the past.

No further details were available as of press time as the case is still under investigation.

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