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Updated: John Sevier stabbing leaves 1 jailed, 1 in serious condition

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 7:43 PM

A John Sevier Center resident stabbed another man Monday outside the downtown Johnson City housing tower, leaving the victim hospitalized with a serious abdominal injury, police said.

Johnny Boyd Holden, 58, was charged with aggravated assault.

About 7:30 p.m., police went to the former hotel at 141 E. Market St., where they found Paul R. England in an adjacent parking area, according to a court record. England was bleeding from his abdomen.

England was listed in serious condition at Johnson City Medical Center.

Police said England and several witnesses identified Holden as the man who stabbed England. They told police Holden had pulled a dagger from a sheath at his side and stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

Holden was still at the John Sevier when police arrived. He was seated on a bench in front of the building. Police ordered him to drop the 6-inch blade, and he complied.

Holden was held at the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Tuesday.

Earlier report posted at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday:

A John Sevier Center resident stabbed another man Monday outside the downtown Johnson City housing tower, leaving the victim hospitalized with a serious abdominal injury, police said.

Johnny Boyd Holden, 58, was charged with aggravated assault.

About 7:30 p.m., police went to the former hotel at 141 E. Market St., where witnesses reported that Holden pulled a dagger from a sheath at his side and stabbed the victim in the abdomen. Holden was still at the John Sevier when police arrived.

The victim, whom police did not identify in a news release, was listed in serious condition at Johnson City Medical Center.

Holden was held at the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Tuesday.

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