TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Assault Investigation and Arrest in Webster County
Date of News Release: 08/18/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 2131 hours, Kentucky State Police Post 2 Madisonville received a call of a possible stabbing in the Wheatcroft area. Upon arrival, units had discovered that Sommer L. Owen had received numerous cut wounds. While en route to the location of the female victim, Kentucky State Police learned that there was a second victim. The second victim was discovered to be Jerry D. Rodney. Mr. Rodney had also received numerous cut wounds. Through the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the accused was Daniel W. Kautzman.
Mr. Kautzman was lodged in Webster County Jail and charged with two counts of Assault 1st Degree. Both victims were transported by helicopter to Evansville, IN and treated for their injuries. At this time, Sommers and Rodney are listed in stable condition.