Knox City Police Arrest Three after Harassment, Stabbing Incident

Shayna Howard
Geoffry Madison
Edward Diersen

Three people were arrested after an alleged harassment and stabbing incident.

On Friday, July 22nd, Knox City Police officers were called to a residence on Bender Street in reference to a harassment and battery. Kayla Thompson reportedly told police that she and Jeff Gibson were being harassed by Shayna Howard, Geoffrey Madison and Ed Diersen who were driving by the property. Thompson said that Shayna Howard allegedly came up to her and hit her. When Thompson was screaming for help, Jeff Gibson came from a bedroom inside the home and was walking toward the back door when Geoffrey Madison allegedly walked into his house and hit him when he was coming around the corner. Gibson then reportedly grabbed his pocket knife and stabbed Madison in the stomach.

Madison told police that Gibson had run up to him and hit him in the stomach and it was at that time he realized that he had been stabbed and was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital.

Shayna Howard was arrested and has been charged with Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor. Geoffrey Madison was arrested on charges of Residential Entry, a Class D Felony and Battery, a Class A Misdemeanor. Ed Diersen, who was reportedly in the vehicle at the time of the alleged incidents, was arrested on a charge of Assisting a Criminal, a Class D Felony.  The incident remains under investigation by the Knox City Police Department.