Argument leads to manhunt

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A domestic disturbance led to a Westfield man being stabbed and a manhunt by four law enforcement agencies in Noblesville on Aug. 3.

Daniel W. Reeves

Daniel W. Reeves

Noblesville Police responded to a disturbance call in the 700 block of South 13th Street just after 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Upon arrival, police found Danny Yates, 45, of Westfield, had been cut on his face with a knife allegedly by Daniel Wayne Reeves, 38, of Noblesville.

Yates was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. According to the probable cause affidavit, a special trauma doctor had to be called in and Yates received immediate surgery for a few hours and will eventually have to have plastic surgery.

A witness told police that the two men were yelling at each other, started to walk away but continued to yell which led to the fight, according to the affidavit. Yates attempted to punch Reeves but missed and Reeves countered with a swing of his knife, which was hidden behind his leg. Reeves, who claimed self defense after being arrested, then ran from the scene causing the manhunt.

Lt. Bruce Barnes

Lt. Bruce Barnes

“Officers checked several locations throughout Noblesville and were able to locate the suspect in the 600 block of Woodview Drive in Noblesville,” NPD Spokesman Lt. Bruce Barnes said. “Witnesses reported that the suspect fled from the rear of the residence as officers approached the area.”

Barnes said with the assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Fishers and Westfield police departments, officers established a perimeter that encompassed a fairly large area where the suspect was last seen.

“The perimeter extended from Hague Road to Logan Street and Ind. 32 to Ind. 38,” he said. “At approximately 3:20 p.m., the suspect was located in a field near the intersection of Ind. 38 and Hague Road.”

Reeves was located by a Fishers Police Dept. K9 unit and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and booked for aggravated battery, a Class B felony, and criminal recklessness, a Class D felony.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the NPD Criminal Investigation Division at 776-6371 or tips@noblesville.in.us.

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