ELIZABETHTON — A man who suffered stabs or cuts to the left side of his mouth was arrested Sunday on charges that he stabbed another man in the abdomen.
Roger Dale Hill, 52, 106A Ed Stout Road, Hampton, was arrested Sunday on a warrant taken out by Deputy Richard Kinner of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on charges of especially aggravated burglary and aggravated assault. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Sessions Court on Sept. 9.
Hill is accused of stabbing Dayton Edward Grant, 30, 210 Carl Smith Road, Lot 3, Hampton, at Grant’s residence.
Deputy Larry Vaughn said he was dispatched to Grant’s residence shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday. He found what appeared to be a stab wound to Grant’s left chest. Grant told Vaughn that Hill had stabbed him. A witness told Vaughn that Hill had ran behind the residence and into the woods.
Vaughn followed a blood trail leading down Carl Smith Road and turning left into the woods behind a residence. Vaughn followed the trail into the woods and made contact with Hill, who was holding a silver knife in his right hand and had his back to Vaughn.
Vaughn said Hill followed his commands to throw the knife on the ground. He said Hill was wearing a blue T-shirt that was covered in blood. He said Hill removed the shirt and threw it on the ground next to the knife. He told Vaughn he had been stabbed on the left side of his mouth. Vaughn said Hill was bleeding heavily from the wound.
A total of four knives were found at the scene but Hill’s silver lock blade was the only one found with blood on it.
Grant was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center. Grant’s father told investigators his son could not talk to them Sunday because of his pain. Hill was taken to Sycamore Shoals Hospital.