Police arrested a city man after a woman was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be a stab wound to her chest.
On Monday at around 7 p.m., Johnson City police arrested Arthur A. Bass, 54, address unavailable, after responding to a call of a stabbing in the area of 107 Whitney St.
JCPD Capt. Matt Howell said witnesses told responding officers that Bass and the woman, Josephine Carter, 45, address unavailable, were involved in a “brief argument” before the incident.
“(Officers) were advised by witnesses there was a brief argument right before the stabbing,” Howell said. “Nobody seems to know what that argument was about. Then the stabbing occurred.”
Howell said officers arrived at the scene and found Carter on the ground with a stab wound to her chest. Carter was taken to Johnson City Medical Center, where, according to Howell, she was undergoing surgery and was in “extremely critical condition.”
In a news release, police said witnesses gave officers a description of the man who carried out the alleged stabbing. Police said a man matching that description, who was identified as Bass, was found walking in the area of the intersection of West Main and Boone streets.
Bass was taken into custody and questioned by the JCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division. After questioning, he was arrested at around 10 p.m. on a charge of aggravated assault.
Bass was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was being held on a $50,000 bond. He will appear in Sessions Court Tuesday afternoon to face his charge.
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