Stabbing Reported Friday Morning at a Northeast Lancaster County Home

RURAL WAVERLY–(KFOR Jan. 27)–One person was taken to a hospital, after an apparent stabbing that happened early Friday morning northwest of Waverly.

Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ben Houchin said the incident happened at a farm/business operation near 112th and Branched Oak Road, where a 69-year-old man was stabbed multiple times and was taken to a Lincoln hospital.  He suffered two stab wounds to his left arm and two more wounds to his abdomen.  Houchin said the man was undergoing surgery as of 9:30am Friday.

The suspect, 33-year-old Haley Gaston of Omaha, got into a struggle with the victim as she apparently was trying to steal a vehicle. The victim, who showed up to work and was warming up a semi-truck, was able to get the weapon away from the suspect during the struggle.

Deputies arrived and took Gaston into custody for attempted murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.