Newton police are investigating a reported stabbing said to have occurred at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the 700 Block of West 12th.

Police responded to the reported stabbing to find one victim with minor wounds.

"It was a very superficial wound," said Lt. Scott Powell with the Newton Police Department.

According to the police reports, the victim claimed he saw someone "messing with his brother's car" and went out to confront that person. The car was locked, and the suspect had not gotten inside the car. The suspect fled on foot, and the victim gave chase. According to the police report, at one point the suspect stopped and "flung" a knife at the victim, leading to a minor wound. 

Police are treating the case as an aggravated battery and aggravated burglary. Police did search for one suspect, using a brief description given by the victim. They did not find anyone or make an arrest.

"The description (the victim) gave matched exactly the description that Bob Brenneman gave on the news (the night before)," Powell said.

Despite the similar description of the suspects, it is unclear if the cases are related.

Brenneman, of Newton, appeared on KWCH 12 the night before to discuss a shooting that occurred in Newton Sunday night. 

As previously reported by The Newton Kansan, at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday police were notified of a crime in the 400 block of Normandy Road. According to police, a homeowner — now identified as Brenneman — witnessed someone trying to steal a vehicle and confronted the suspect. The suspect shot Brenneman before fleeing on foot. Brenneman suffered wounds to his arm and stomach. He underwent surgery and has been discharged from the hospital.

In early interviews with police, Brenneman gave a very brief description of the suspect, describing a white man in his 20's with facial hair, standing about 5 foot 9 inches tall. Brenneman offered a similar description to KWCH, telling the news station the suspect was a white man with a bigger build, about 6 feet tall, with a full dark-colored beard.

"We have a detective that is doing nothing but the Brenneman case," Powell said. "It is still an active investigation."