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Man still hospitalized following stabbing

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A 65-year-old Seymour man remained at an Indianapolis hospital Monday after being stabbed.

Melvin Cross, a part-time bus driver for Seymour’s bus service, was in good spirits and joking around, his niece, Amanda Hoffman of Bedford, said Monday.

Hoffman said he underwent surgery over the weekend at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for multiple stab wounds to his chest. A spokesman there said Monday that Cross was in fair condition.

“He is doing very well,” Hoffman said.

According to police reports, Cross was stabbed Friday night at his home in the 7500 block of North U.S. 31, about three miles northeast of Seymour, reportedly by his brother, Robert. L. Cross, 62, who was living in a room at the home. Robert Cross was booked into Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:57 p.m. Friday, according to jail records.

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