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Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing ex-girlfriend

A Corydon woman is recovering from a stab wound she suffered during a domestic dispute Dec. 27 and the man accused of the stabbing has been charged with attempted murder.
According to police reports, Barry Wade Matlock, 32, of the 200 block of Maple Street in Corydon, was waiting in the vehicle of the victim, Amanda Richard, 22, his ex-girlfriend, who had been visiting a friend. The vehicle was sitting in the parking lot of Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in downtown Corydon.
A witness told police that Richard got into the car and drove approximately 10 to 15 feet before the vehicle suddenly stopped and started rocking back and forth.
Matlock allegedly started beating Richard in the face, with her left eye eventually swelling completely shut, and at one point choked her with his hands to the point she became unconscious. He also allegedly stabbed the woman in the chest with a knife.
The stab wound, though not life-threatening, needed several stitches to close, police said. The maxillary bone (the bone under the nose) was also broken during the altercation.
The witness called police, and Corydon Town Marshal Matt Kitterman was the first to arrive.
Kitterman said after he pulled in behind the vehicle, Richard ran back to him while Matlock jumped out of the car and ran the other way. Kitterman ran after Matlock and located him laying down in the woods near Maple Street. The police officer told Matlock to show him his hands, then Matlock jumped up and attacked Kitterman, placing his hands around the officer’s throat.
Kitterman eventually gained the upper hand and arrested Matlock, who was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, criminal confinement, strangulation and battery against Richard, and battery and strangulation against Kitterman. Matlock, who has requested ‘a speedy trial,’ was also charged with being a habitual offender.
Matlock’s pre-trial date is slated for March 19 at 1 p.m., with a jury trial set for April 22.