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Man stabbed 15 times in Lynch
by DEBBIE CALDWELL2 days 2 hrs ago | 1991 views | 0 | 6 || A Lynch man was arrested Saturday night for the alleged assault of a man who was stabbed 15 times.
Lynch City Police Chief James Miller arrested Demetric Lafatte Washington, 24, and charged him with attempted murder and first-degree assault.
Miller said he received a complaint that a man had been stabbed in Lynch and was in a vehicle at Rite Aide waiting for a ambulance. Miller said Samuel Tuggle, 30, was in the back seat of a vehicle and he had been stabbed 15 times, with the majority of the wounds to his stomach and back.
Miller said the only information Tuggle could provide was that he was in Lynch.
Tuggle was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital by LifeCare Ambulance Service.
Miller said all of the police departments in the Tri-City area searched Lynch for the location where the altercation occurred.
Miller said he requested that a Harlan City Police Department officer go to the hospital to see if he could get a general location of where the altercation took place.
“Officer Mike Boggs was told by Tuggle that he was at the home of Ebony Fields and that is where the altercation took place,” Miller said.
Miller said officer Chris Haught picked Fields up and she was questioned.
“I went to the hospital and talked to Mr. Tuggle, and he told me the name of the man that he was fighting with,” Miller said.“Upon receiving this information, I contacted the trial commissioner and obtained a warrant for Mr. Washington.”
Miller said Washington was picked up by Cumberland police officers at a residence on Church Street in Lynch around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Washington was lodged in the Harlan Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.
Tuggle was airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
Miller was additionally assisted by Benham police officer Andy Soltess and Cumberland police officers Ed Bush, Matt Miles and Brad Couch.