Man arrested for assault in Owensboro stabbing

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OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) Owensboro Police has arrested a man after a woman is found at a hotel with multiple stab wounds. Thomas Baxter, 39, has been arrested on assault and tampering with physical evidence charges.

Authorities were called to the Days Inn on New Hartford Road around 6:53 a.m. Tuesday. The call was originally for a suicide attempt. When officers arrived, they located an adult female with multiple stab wounds and other injuries consistent with an assault. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Thomas Baxter, Jr. Source: Daviess County Jail

Baxter was arrested two years ago on an arson charge following an outbuilding explosion and a vehicle fire at a home in Bremen. When authorities searched the nearby home where his father, Thomas Baxter Sr. lived, they found suspected synthetic marijuana, crack cocaine, scales, baggies, and several large amounts of prescription pills. Baxter Sr. was arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine, trafficking synthetic drugs, trafficking legend drugs, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

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