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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
December 27, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI, Adams County Sheriff's Office Investigate Stabbing

***This is not a press release directly from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS)
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). This is a press release from the Adams County Sheriff's Office.***

Adams County, IOWA -- On December 26, 2014, at approximately 1:53 AM, December 25, 2014, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reference two vehicles trying to run one another off the road. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office made contact with both vehicles and discovered that in the second vehicle was a male subject that had stab wounds. The subject was then transported to Mercy Hospital in Corning. The subject was later taken by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines due to critical injuries sustained during the assault.

It was learned that the male subject was in a fight with Kirk Frederick at a rural residence outside of Prescott, Iowa. The subject's name is not being released at this time. Kirk Frederick, 47, of Corning, has been charged with Willful Injury causing Serious Injury and Going Armed with Intent.

This investigation is ongoing by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

Any potential criminal charges identified above are merely allegations and any defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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