BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTHI) – The Greene County man arrested following a weekend slashing incident will now face preliminary charges including attempted murder and aggravated battery, according to a probable cause filed Thursday.
Bloomfield police Wednesday arrested Michael Miller, 23 of Bloomfield, following a Sunday incident that left a man seriously injured. Police were called to a home on South Seminary Street around 11:45 that evening, where they found a victim with a knife wound to the neck.
According to the court documents, Miller slashed the victim and took off.
The slashing left the victim with 45 stitches to the neck, documents say, if the slash were just another centimeter deeper the victim may have not survived the attack. A police report revealed Miller lived just blocks away from his victim on the same street. Police told News 10, the suspect and the victim did not know one another.
At the time of his arrest, the document states, Miller told Police ”he has had frequent thoughts of harming multiple people.’ The document continued, ‘Michael admitted to cutting [the victim's] throat, and that he did it because he was raged because he thought the victim was laughing at him.’
The victim and his girlfriend were able to identify Miller in a police lineup as the attacker.
Miller told police in an interview: “I didn’t care if he died or not,” referencing his slashing victim. The court document explains, Miller told police he would commit the same act again.