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Man charged with assault after stabbing another in leg

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

A Strawberry man faces an assault charge after deputies say he stabbed a family member in the leg.

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence County 911 received a call about a domestic disturbance on West River Drive in Strawberry. The caller told dispatchers one person had been stabbed.

According to Sergeant Jamie White of the sheriff’s department, when deputies arrived they learned John Franklin Jones, 38, had fought with two family members, a man and a woman.

During the altercation, White said, Jones stabbed the man in the leg. Jones, who was reportedly intoxicated, then went back into the home and locked himself inside.

“After a short confrontation with deputies, in which Jones refused to come out of the residence, deputies were finally able to take Jones into custody,” White said.

Jones is being held at the Lawrence County Detention Center awaiting a probable cause/bond hearing on a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member.

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