Names released in stabbing on Lafayette’s south side

Kimberly Winchester (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Kimberly Winchester (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Lafayette Police Department have released the names of the individuals involved in a Tuesday morning stabbing on Lafayette’s south side.

At approximately 8:36 a.m., the police responded to Edgelea Drive in Lafayette for a report of stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they found Benito Carmona-Vasquez, 38, of Lafayette with minor wounds to his right forearm and elbow area.

Benito was transported to St Elizabeth East Hospital and has since been treated and released.

Officers discovered that the incident occurred earlier Tuesday morning on N. 18th Street. They went to the residence of Kimberly Winchester, 51. Winchester was taken into custody for domestic battery and battery with a deadly weapon.

Officers said Winchester was then transported to St Elizabeth Central Hospital due to unrelated medical issues. She was eventually admitted into their facility on those medical concerns.

Police are asking anyone with further information regarding this incident to please contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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