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NEW ALBANY — An assault victim remains hospitalized in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times in New Albany on Monday.

Melvin Stotts was arrested Sunday after New Albany police responded to a report of one or more stabbing victims at an apartment in the 1800 block of Scott Road, court records show. On arrival, officers saw a man later identified as Stotts walking away from the scene. He was taken into custody without incident.

In the apartment, police found a person with three stab wounds in the back, another with a swollen eye and bloody shirt and a third person with a bloody shirt and shoulder. The person with three stab wounds was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition, New Albany police reported Wednesday. The other two victims have minor injuries. Stotts did not live in the apartment, police say.

Stotts is charged with a level 3 felony for aggravated battery posing a substantial risk of death and two class A misdemeanors for battery with bodily injury.

He appeared in Floyd County Circuit Court on Wednesday for an initial hearing, where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf and bond set at $25,000 cash only. His next court date is Aug. 20, with a trial date scheduled for Nov. 15.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.

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