Bunker Hill – Today, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller, and staff at the Miami Correctional Facility, resulted in Shawn Kidwell, 33, an inmate at the prison, being served a Miami Superior Court I arrest warrant. The warrant alleged a felony charge for aggravated battery.
On September 24, 2018, Detective Maller initiated an investigation, at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the alleged stabbing of inmate Donald Tiffin, 71.
Maller’s investigation revealed that Tiffin was stabbed, multiple times, purportedly by Kidwell using a homemade weapon. Tiffin and Kidwell were cellmates. The purported attack occurred in their cell.
Tiffin was flown, via medical helicopter, to a South Bend hospital. He survived multiple stab wounds and has since been transferred to another prison.
Kidwell also faces a charge for being a habitual offender.
No further information will be released at this time.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.