Subject Arrested For Stabbing, Weapon Found

Posted On April 17, 2017

On April 14, 2017, the Madison Police Department was dispatched to the 200 Block of Fourth Street in downtown Madison in reference to an altercation. Lt. Derk Napier arrived on scene and came into contact with a 19 year old male subject. The male subject had a large laceration across his chest, shoulder and bicep. Lt. Napier requested an ambulance. The 19 year old was transported to KDH for treatment and was later flown to University of Louisville Hospital. During initial investigation a possible suspect was determined.


Ptl. James Lee, Ptl. Aaron Watson, and Captain Dan Stephan secured the scene. Madison Police Detective Jonathon Simpson and Madison Police Crime Scene Technician, Ptl. Scudder were requested to assist. Officers then learned that another 19 year old and a 20 year old had gone to the Kings Daughters Hospital emergency room. Both subjects also suffered from lacerations to the arm and chest area.


Officers were able to locate the possible suspect in the area of Presbyterian Avenue and Cragmont Street. The suspect was identified as Matthew G. Thorne, Age 31, of Madison, Indiana. Matthew had evidence of an altercation and apparent blood on his person. Matthew was detained and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.


Detective Simpson then conducted interviews of witnesses and victims. During the interviews, Detective Simpson was able to establish evidence that Matthew had used a knife during the altercation and Matthew was identified as the suspect. Matthew was arrested on preliminary charges of Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Three Counts).


On April 15, 2017, Madison Police Officers were able to locate a utility knife in the area where the altercation occurred. The knife was collected as evidence and will be further processed at the Indiana State Police Laboratory.


The case will be forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutors Office for further review.



Matthew G. Thorne Age 31

Madison, Indiana

Battery with Deadly Weapon Level 5 Felony (Three Counts)