2 stabbed, 1 injured at gathering

TIPP CITY —A Fourth of July party went awry when two men were stabbed and a third was injured.

Police were called to the scene in the 6500 block of South County Road 25A between 2-2:30 a.m. Sunday in response to a disturbance at a large party being held on the property.

Upon arrival, two men were found to have been stabbed and another had a hand injury, Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Peoples said.

Nathan Martin, 21, of Vandalia, received multiple stab wounds to the stomach, back and arm. He was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, for treatment of his injuries.

Another man, 23-year-old Jeremy Haun of Dayton was stabbed in the arm and transported to Grandview Hospital, also in Dayton, for treatment.

Huber Heights resident Mathew Booher, 23, was treated by paramedics at the scene for a cut to the hand.

Deputies seized the knife used to stab the men, which is believed to be some sort of pocketknife, Peoples said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man wielding the knife claimed that he acted in self-defence after an argument escalated into a fight.

Peoples said those in attendance at the party ranged in age from 18 to mid-20s, and alcohol was present at the event, however he did not know if alcohol led to the cause of the stabbings.