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Stabbing at Rendezvous; man found sleeping on porch after night out

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police responded to a stabbing and a criminal entry over the weekend. The two events were among multiple alcohol-related incidents that occurred.

Sheridan Police arrested two people Friday evening after someone was stabbed at Rendezvous Liquor. Daniel Lauderdale, 28, was cited for aggravated assault, and Erica Stearns, 35, was charged with unlawful touching.

“It sounds like the cut was not serious or life threatening,” explained Police Lt. Chris Dahmke. “But, someone did pull a knife out during the altercation and someone was injured.”

Dahmke said the victim of the knife wound was injured in the lower back area but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Dahmke said the police affidavit states the two people taken into custody had confronted other patrons in the establishment, and when the bar’s staff attempted to calm them down and get them to leave at approximately 6:30 p.m., the situation escalated into a physical altercation.

Lauderdale and Stearns were both scheduled to appear in circuit court at 2 p.m. today, but results of the arraignment were not available at print time.

Another Sheridan man was arrested for criminal entry after someone notified police that a trespasser that had urinated on their walk-in porch area at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday. Police arrived and found Kevin Dietrich, 26, asleep on the patio furniture.

“When the officer woke him up, he didn’t know where he was or what he was doing there,” Dahmke said. “He did know he’d been drinking.”

Dahmke said Dietrich’s portable breath test detected a blood alcohol content of 0.09.

“That was probably leftover from the night before,” Dahmke said, adding police believe Dietrich had been at Sutton’s Tavern the night before, and he was not wearing shoes at the time of his arrest.

Dietrich was also scheduled to appear in Circuit court this afternoon.

Among other incidents that likely involved alcohol, police also handled a fight in an alleyway behind a bar on North Main Street that resulted in property damage to two vehicles and arrested at least one person for driving under the influence and another for public intoxication.


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