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Argument leads to stabbing early Monday morning

September 11, 2017 News Extra

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Scott Bolte of Butler, charged with stabbing another man at their home.

A Butler man is accused of stabbing another man five times with a knife during an altercation early Monday morning at the home where they live, authorities said.

City police arrested 46-year-old Scott M. Bolte on a felony assault charge. He is in the Butler County Prison on $10,000 bail.

Injured was Alexander Shelatree, 25, who was treated at Butler Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening stab wounds to arm, chest and leg. His condition was not immediately known.

Police said they were called for the stabbing at 1:07 a.m. at a house on the 200 block of West Diamond Street. Officers got there and found Bolte on the street with a folding knife closed in his hand.

He admitted that he stabbed someone inside the home, according to court documents. He turned over the knife.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.