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Whodunit: Stabbing mystery unresolved

September 27th, 2011 11:51 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Department responded to a stabbing on Monday night and found a man with a 9.5-inch kitchen knife sticking out of his upper left arm, but a day later investigators are still trying to determine if the wound was self-inflicted or caused by the man’s girlfriend.
Deputy Larry Vaughn said he arrived at 606 Rock Hill Road, Watauga, about 6 p.m. Monday, where he found Gregory Lee Calderon, 29, had been stabbed in the shoulder.
In questioning the victim, Vaughn said Calderon admitted he had been arguing with his girlfriend, Amanda LeShae Wilson, 20, at their residence at 145 Wade Bulla Road, Watauga. He said she stabbed him with the knife. Calderon was then transported to Johnson City Medical Center.
Vaughn went to the scene of the stabbing. He knocked on the door and yelled for Wilson to come out. He said Wilson approached him from the woods near the house, but could give no explanation on why she had been in the woods.
When he asked her why a knife was sticking out of Calderon’s arm, Wilson said they had been arguing and Calderon grabbed the knife from the kitchen drawer and told her that if she left he would stick the knife in his own arm and tell the deputies that she had stabbed him, causing her to be arrested and sent to jail.
Wilson said she told Calderon that she was going to leave. She said Calderon then stabbed himself with the knife.
Wilson’s brother, Jeffrey Williams told Vaughn he did not see what happened but he saw Calderon leave the house and walk down the driveway. Vaughn said the phone call to 911 to report the incident came from a caller who was on Wade Bulla Road and saw Calderon walking down the road with the knife sticking from his arm.
Wilson was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging her with a second offense of violation of probation. She was taken into custody and transported to the Carter County Jail. Investigators had two interviews with Wilson on Tuesday but no other charges have been placed on her.

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