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Search underway for man charged with violent attack

Lexington Police say they're now looking for a man accused of a violent attack, on the day he was supposed to plead guilty to the crime.

A warrant for 28-year-old David Erwin has now been issued, after police were informed his electronic monitoring bracelet had been removed.

Police say Erwin stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend last May.

Erwin was scheduled to change a not guilty plea to guilty Tuesday in court.

However, several sources tell 27 NEWSFIRST Erwin cut off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, and cannot be located.

Erwin was arrested last May after police say he made a phone call to his parents confessing to the attacks, and threatening to kill himself.

Police say he broke into his ex-girlfriend's house while she was celebrating her graduation from the University of Kentucky.

According to court records, Erwin stabbed both her and her new boyfriend with a kitchen knife.

The documents state the knife collapsed the woman's lung and broke off during the attack, only to be removed during surgery.

Since then, Erwin posted a $10,000 bond, with the conditions he had to stay with his parents, and have no contact with the victims.

The victims later asked a judge to attach an ankle bracelet to Erwin.

Police have charged Erwin with two counts of assault and one count of burglary. The Commonwealth will likely add a felony charge of escape for cutting off the ankle bracelet.


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