A 59-year-old man is facing attempted manslaughter charges after he allegedly stabbed another individual in the neck with a knife yesterday afternoon, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said Friday morning.
Reynolds said the 59-year-old was reported to law enforcement after he reportedly showed up at a neighbor’s house near Quincy Road, saying that he had just stabbed a 33-year-old male in the neck and believed he had killed him.
The suspect was highly intoxicated and taken into custody without incident when deputies arrived, Reynolds said, adding that he had reportedly told deputies over and over that a 33-year-old male was dead somewhere in the area, but could not provide an exact location due to his high level of intoxication.
The suspect also made several assertions that the weapon used in the incident was in his pocket, Reynolds continued, but it was not found nor were deputies able to immediately locate the alleged victim.
Later that day, at an unspecified time, the 33-year-old male went to Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), where he was receiving treatment for a stab wound, according to Reynolds.
Though it was unclear in the report, the 33-year-old male is believed to have driven himself to CCMH emergency room following the incident and later walked out on his own.
The knife was also found later that same day, Reynolds said, adding that the precise location of the alleged incident was unclear as of Feb. 12.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Campbell County Attorney’s Office to determine what charges will be filed in the case, Reynolds said, noting that the 59-year-old male could most likely be facing a felony for attempted manslaughter.
Information regarding the specific events that led up to the alleged stabbing was not available as of press time.
This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.