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Suspect in double stabbing, James Terry.
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Stabbing victim Kelly O'Keefe.
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FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Fairfield police arrested a suspect in the double stabbing of a brother and sister, who remain in critical condition, Friday afternoon.

James Terry V, 43, who is an ex-boyfriend of the female victim, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. at his Hamilton home on the 3800 block of Benninghoffen Ave.

Ruth Tuttle witnessed the arrest.

"They had him slammed down on the ground and they had him handcuffed andhe kind of ruffled a little bit but it kind of startled us thinking that this could happen in this neighborhood," said Tuttle.

Ken Yingling lives next to the defendant.  He said that Terry was friendly in passing but says he generally kept to himself.

"He waved to my son and waved to me and said hi but I don't know his name and I've lived next to him for five or six years," said Yingling.

The stabbing happened at a home on the 5800 block of Judy Drive in Fairfield around 3 p.m. Police found Kelly O'Keefe, 32, and James O'Keefe, 27, inside the home with multiple stab wounds.

"I've been out in my yard out front all day and just thinking they were laying next door bleeding and needing help is just terrible," said Kristal Clark the O'Keefe's nextdoor neighbor.

The Kelly O'Keefe suffered stab wounds to the head and was flown to University Hospital by a medical helicopter. Her brother James was taken to Mercy Fairfield Hospital then flown to University Hospital.

The incident is still under investigation. A possible motive has yet to be released by police.

Terry will be held at the Butler County Jail and is charged with two counts of felonious assault.

He will make his first court appearance Monday or Tuesday of next week.

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