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Anderson Township stabbing victims lied to police to conceal 'drug-fueled domestic dispute'

Posted: 5:36 AM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-26 09:18:39-05
Anderson Township SWAT standoff
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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two people who claimed to have been the victims of a double stabbing lied to police to conceal the fact the stabbing had been the result of a drug-fueled argument, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies had been called to a Beacon Street home early Monday morning to help 30-year-old John Taylor and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Taylor Dietsch, both of whom claimed they had been stabbed and shot while fleeing an altercation with others inside the home.

SWAT officers were called to apprehend the alleged gunmen.

In fact, according to deputies, Taylor had stabbed Dietsch “after a drug-fueled domestic dispute,” and the pair lied to responders to prevent him from being arrested.

It only worked for a few hours. Taylor stands charged with two counts of felonious assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of obstructing justice. Dietsch faces a charge of obstructing justice for supporting the lie.

The SWAT raid on the home did produce three more arrests, however. Two — 32-year-old Jeremy Mason and 36-year-old Walter Turner — were arrested on drug charges. Noel Hicks, 41, was charged with obstructing official business.

A judge on Tuesday issued Taylor a $250,000 bond.