Sheriff's Office continuing to investigate stabbing incident

John Thompson • Updated Jan 2, 2020 at 7:51 PM

ELIZABETHTON — An incident report filed by Carter Country Sheriff’s Department deputes provides more details on a home invasion and stabbing that took place at a residence in the 900 block of Blue Sprigs Road on Wednesday.

According to the report written by Sgt. Eric Norman, the living room of the home was occupied by a man and woman who are both in their 20s and two small children. The couple said a man they did not know came to their front door. When they opened the door, they said the man attacked with a knife in his possession.

Deputies reported the man suffered stab wounds to his abdomen and his upper back, near his armpit from the assailant. The woman suffered a cut to her right arm. Despite her injury, she was abler to get the small children out of the room without any harm to them.

The man requested the woman bring him a gun. She brought a gun, but it wasn’t loaded. At that point, the man was able to get the knife away from the assailant and get him to the living room floor until deputies arrived to place the man in custody.

The woman said their attacker had cursed them and the two children. They did not know the man whom deputies identified him as Justin Williams.

After securing the area, deputies began looking around the neighborhood for a vehicle that might have been abandoned by Williams. They reported finding a red Ford Escape that was registered to Williams at the intersection Blue Springs and Joe Hardin roads. The deputies said the front end was damaged, including a broken windshield and blown front tires.

Both Williams and the homeowner were transported to the hospital. The homeowner's injuries, though serious, did not appear to be life threatening at the time he was transported. The Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate and charges are pending.

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