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Newark man charged with attempted murder: Deputies say he stabbed woman multiple times before fleeing

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A Newark man has been arrested by the Wayne County Office of the Sheriff following a violent attack in the town of Arcadia.

Chet A. Dewolf, 22, was charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.


According to authorities, Dewolf attacked a female victim at a location in the Town of Arcadia by slitting her throat and stabbing her multiple times. After the attack, Dewolf fled the area, leaving the victim behind. The victim was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight in critical condition.

Dewolf was later located at a separate location and taken into custody. He is currently being held at the Wayne County Jail and will appear before the Wayne County CAP Court.


Assistance was provided by various agencies, including the Newark Police Department, Wayne County Advanced Life Support, Newark Arcadia Ambulance, Mercy Flight, Fairville Fire Department, and Wayne County E911.

The incident is still under investigation by the Wayne County Office of the Sheriff, and more information will be released as it becomes available.