Chesterton Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday at a residence on Cherry Hills Drive.

At about 12:36 p.m., Chesterton Police Officers were called to the 300 Block of Cherry Hills Drive in Chesterton. The 911 caller reported that there was a suspect in the residence with a knife, and that one of their friends may be hurt. When responding officers arrived at the residence, they were informed that the suspect with the knife had fled the residence and was running north toward the railroad tracks.

Three responding officers began speaking with the victims and other witnesses within the residence and were provided with a description and name for the suspect that had fled the residence as, 19-year-old Micah Nelson, of Chesterton. Meanwhile, assisting personnel from neighboring jurisdictions began arriving in the area to assist with the search for Nelson.

Officers at the scene determined that Nelson — an acquaintance to the victim — had entered the victim’s residence without permission. Nelson confronted the victim, while armed with two knives. A fight ensued between Nelson and the victim, and at one point they both fell down a staircase.

Witnesses within the residence began yelling for Nelson to stop at which time Nelson ran out of the house and north towards the railroad tracks behind the residence, according to police. The victim then noticed that he had lacerations to his upper back. The victim was treated and released from an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

While officers at the residence were obtaining statements and processing evidence, officers searching for Nelson received information from Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg, who was listening to the police radio traffic, that he observed a subject he believed to be Nelson near the intersection of Michael Drive and Watertower Drive.

An officer and an Indiana State Police K9 unit were first to arrive on Michael Drive where Nelson was located and taken into custody without incident. Nelson was transported to Franciscan Emergency Center-Chesterton by ambulance, for non-life-threatening injuries. Nelson was later transferred to an area hospital to be treated.

As a result of the investigation, formal charges were filed against Nelson.

Nelson is being charged with burglary, battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation, battery, and criminal mischief.

Police said on Thursday that Nelson would be transported to the Porter County Jail once he is discharged from medical care.

Police ask anyone that may have information regarding this case, to include Ring and/or video surveillance footage, to please contact Chesterton Police Detective/Corporal Chris Schoof at (219) 926-1136.