Winner woman charged for not telling police of stabbing
WINNER -- A Winner woman has been charged with not disclosing information about an alleged attempted murder.
Court documents indicate that Sarrah Old Lodge, 24, did not contact law enforcement during an April 13 stabbing in a Winner apartment that led to 22-year-old Jacob Antoine, also of Winner, to be arrested for attempted murder, aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Antoine pleaded not guilty to all charges on April 26.
Old Lodge is charged with misprision of a felony, a Class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted, she could face up to a year in jail.
A report filed by the Winner Police Department states that Old Lodge was questioned on April 17. An officer reportedly told Old Lodge that text messages between Old Lodge and the victim imply that she was setting the victim up for the stabbing.
Documents filed in both Old Lodge’s and Antoine’s cases state that Old Lodge texted the victim that she wanted him to return to her apartment and that Antoine was not there, but that Antoine attacked the victim with a knife when the victim arrived at the apartment.
That knife was also referenced in the police report. Police reportedly asked Old Lodge if she had moved the knife behind the hamper in her bedroom, and she said that she did not. An officer then said the knife had not been found when the apartment was searched the night of the stabbing, but was found behind the hamper the next day, and Old Lodge said she had found the knife, but had not put it there.
The report indicates that when asked why she had not contacted law enforcement during the stabbing, Old Lodge said “all she remembers is watching the stabbing and then blacking out.”
Old Lodge is facing a separate felony grand theft charge in Tripp County, which was filed Feb. 28. She’s accused of embezzling $1,101.73 in property and funds from her employer, a Winner convenience store, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6.