Alleged stabbing, assault with baseball bat lead Ames Police to double arrest

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with felonies following a violent incident at a south Ames apartment.

Ames Police were summoned to an apartment at 600 S. 17th St. Tuesday evening following a 911 call of a stabbing assault, per an Ames PD press release. According to the release, the caller reported that two assailants stabbed the victim in the back, while also hitting the victim in the head with a baseball bat.

Upon arrival to the scene, Ames PD were able to locate and apprehend the two suspects. The release noted that medical assistance was later given to the victim at Mary Greeley Medical Center. The injuries sustained are believed to be non-life threatening.

According to Ames Police Commander Jason Tuttle, the first suspect was identified as 26-year-old Jacki Daniels, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, and currently residing in Ames. The second arrest was made on 22-year-old Lionel Williams of Ames who, according to the victim, is a friend of Daniels. Williams and Daniels were both subsequently charged with Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury and are currently being held at the Story County Jail on $10,000 bonds, according to jail records.

Jacki Daniels (left) and Lionel Williams (right) were both arrested on Willful Injury charges Tuesday evening in Ames. (Photos: Story County Jail)

Ames PD is still investigating the alleged crime. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the police immediately at 515-239-5133. An anonymous tip line is also available by calling 515-239-5533.

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