Stabbing Suspect Due in Court Today

Benton Chrisopher HowardThe suspect in a Nov. 30 stabbing that sent a Knox man to a hospital will make his initial court appearance this afternoon. Benton Christopher Howard, 42, is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. He’s is accused of stabbing Brandon Davidson in the chest, causing one of his lungs to collapse and damaging his heart. Davidson was brought to IU Health Starke Hospital around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 with a stab wound and transferred to another facility. Howard surrendered without incident to Knox Police last week.