Man indicted for stabbing incident in Monore Twp

Staff report

An Amelia man who was arrested for stabbing another individual in Monroe Township Jan. 29 was indicted on three charges Feb. 6.

Samuel Kennell, 23, was charged with one count of attempted murder, a first degree felony, two counts of felonious assault, a second degree felony and one count of kidnapping, a second degree felony.

According to a release from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, the case was presented by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office to the Clermont County Grand Jury Feb. 6.

The charges came after Kennell was arrested Jan. 29 in Monroe Township.

According to a release from the sheriff, the communications center received a call at approximately 8:14 p.m. that a stabbing had occurred at 2143 Berry Road.

When patrol units arrived at the scene they found a man who had multiple lacerations to his neck.

A witnessed told officers that the man, Nathan Hayes, 27, had been stabbed by another man who fled the scene on foot.

Emergency medical personnel from Monroe Township tended to Hayes. Hayes was transported by AirCare to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was taken into surgery.

Hayes was in stable condition and treated for his injuries.

During that time, a canine from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office began to track the suspect.

Investigators from the Crime Scene Unit also responded to the scene, and identified the suspect as Samuel Kennell, 23.

Road patrol units continued patrols of the area and Kennell was located on foot approximately two miles from the scene.

Police arrested Kennell without incident and transported him to the Clermont County Jail.

Kennell remains in Clermont County Jail on a $1 million bond.

He is scheduled to have a pretrial hearing at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 in front of Judge Victor Haddad.