Knox County Sheriff’s Office has taken one man into custody after he reportedly stabbed another man during a dispute over a woman.
The stabbing reportedly happened at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday on Third Street in Barbourville.
Assistant Chief Jake Knuckles stated two men were arguing when one of them pulled out a three-inch blade and stabbed the victim between five to eight times.
The victim was transported to Barbourville ARH and then flown out to UT Medical Center for his life-threatening injuries.
Steven Broughton, 32, fled on foot from the scene but was later found by Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith on Turner Loop in the Gray community of Knox.
He faces one charge of Assault – First Degree and will be taken to Knox County Detention Center.
This is a developing story. The Kentucky Daily will give more updates as they become available.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily