A Porter resident has been charged with criminal recklessness after Porter
Police said that he stabbed his roommate.
Robert John Campbell, 52, of 412 Lincoln St., was booked into the Porter
County Jail on that charge at 5:25 p.m. Nov. 1, the Porter County Sheriff’s
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Officer Tawni Komisarcik,
at 2:11 a.m. Sept. 22 officers were dispatched to Campbell’s residence after
Campbell reported that he had just stabbed his friend, who was renting a
room in his home.
Officers made contact with the friend, who was initially uncooperative, and
determined that he had sustained a laceration about one inch long to the
left side of his abdomen just beneath the rib cage, Komisarcik said. The
friend was subsequently transported to Porter Regional Hospital, where
surgery was performed to repair a perforated colon.
Campbell, for his part, advised that the incident occurred after his friend
had woken him to ask for a loan of $5. The friend “continued to ask for
money,” the two began to argue, and Campbell told him to get his stuff and
leave. At that point the friend threatened to beat Campbell in front of
Campbell’s child, Campbell advised. “This really upset (Campbell), so he
grabbed the steak knife that was lying on the kitchen counter and stabbed
(his friend),” Komisarcik stated.
“Campbell then threw the knife in the sink and called 911 to report” the
incident,” Komisarcik added
Criminal recklessness is a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months
to three years.