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Update: Man stabbed 8 times after apartment invasion in Gray

March 13th, 2014 11:45 am by Becky Campbell

Update: Man stabbed 8 times after apartment invasion in Gray

A Washington County man was stabbed eight times in the lower back after allegedly breaking into a Gray apartment and getting into an argument with the resident Wednesday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday at 131 Bob Fitz Road #5, according to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, but no charges were filed in the case yet.  Officers were sent to the scene after a call to 911 about a man who had been stabbed.

The victim, Cody Honeycutt, 21, 11 Welcome Court, Gray, is accused if forcing his way into the Bob Fitz Road apartment where Robert Rose, 23, lives. Investigator Sgt. Sam Phillips said the men got into a physical altercation that continued to the parking lot where Rose stabbed Honeycutt.

Phillips said Honeycutt's injuries were not life threatening, but he did undergo surgery to repair the injuries.

According to Phillips, the case will be presented at the next meeting of the Washington County grand jury. 

"We're still trying to determine what happened," Phillips said.

Witnesses are still being interviewed, but the sheriff's office asked if anyone has further information about the incident to contact investigators at 788-1414.

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Earlier report:

A man was stabbed in a home invasion Wednesday in a Gray apartment complex, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported today.

Deputies went to 131 Bob Fitz Road after receiving a call that a man had been stabbed. They found a white man with stab wounds to his lower back area.

The sheriff said deputies learned that a door in the apartment complex was broken open and a fight followed, continuing into the parking lot.

The injured man was taken to Johnson City Medical Center. His name was not released.

Graybeal said the investigation was continuing and charges were pending.

He asked anyone with any information to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 788-1414.

Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for details as they become available.

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