Derrick Manuel

Arrest made in fatal Eastside stabbing

January 20, 2009 by Kevin ONeal | Star staff

An arrest has been made in an apparent stabbing death on the Eastside on Monday night, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Scarlett Adams, 45, is being held on preliminary murder charges from the death of Derrick Manuel, 42. Adams was Manuel's girlfriend, according to a statement from Sgt. Matthew Mount, police department spokesman.

The stabbing was made known to police from a report of a person down in the 6100 block of 21st Street near Arlington Avenue. Manuel was declared dead at 11:40 p.m. Monday at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

The arrest came after homicide detectives spent the morning interviewing Adams.

Police did not immediately say what led to the stabbing.


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