Stab scene

Cassandra L. Carson, 36, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was charged with first-degree manslaughter and a violation of an EPO/DVO Tuesday afternoon after fleeing the scene of a stabbing death at the Mill Apartments according to the Georgetown Police Department.

Police responded to Iron Loop Drive at 12:34 a.m. Tuesday where Mathews A. Turner died at the scene from a stab wound to the neck, according to Georgetown Assistant Police Chief Robert Swanigan. He said Carson had fled the scene and officers caught her in Owen County later Tuesday morning. He also said the Commonwealth Attorney’s office had been conferring with officers on the investigation and lodged Carson on the first-degree manslaughter charge.

“That was to get her lodged in the jail,” he said. “Those charges could change as the investigation proceeds.”

The incident started after a 911 call from a neighbor who observed a male on the sidewalk, according to Swanigan.

“As the neighbor talked with dispatch,  they went outside and discovered that he was bleeding from the neck area,” he said. “Officers arrived in less than a minute and discovered a male subject suffering from what appeared to be a single stab wound in the right upper neck area.”

Life-saving efforts at the scene were unsuccessful and Turner was pronounced dead at the scene, Swanigan said. Scott County Coroner John Goble confirmed after an autopsy was done in Frankfort that Turner suffered a “sharp instrument wound to the neck with extensive bleeding.”

Officers learned Carson was armed with a knife and further learned that Turner had filed an EPO/DVO in Indiana against her, which led to the additional charge.

“Part of our investigation will be to see if there had been any calls to that address,” Swanigan said.

Detectives worked throughout the night processing the scene, which included a bent metal railing in front of the apartments.

“Several witnesses heard some sort of verbal argument taking place either in the apartment or in front of the apartment just moments prior to observing the individual lying on the sidewalk,” Swanigan said. “Witnesses said the couple had lived at the apartment for several months.”

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