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Martin nets charges for stabbing

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By Natasha LaFayette

natasha@lafollettepress.com

 

An early morning confrontation between Newton Mitchell Martin and a family friend resulted in a stabbing.

Martin was with family celebrating a birthday when an argument ensued between him and a family friend, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

The party, held in the Glade Springs area, came to a sudden halt around 3 a.m. on Feb. 7, when Martin used his personal knife to stab the victim, said Sheriff Gary Perkins.

Sheriff’s Department Detective Brandon Elkins said when the argument escalated Martin stabbed the victim in the left side of the rib cage.

“Deputy Mike Owens observed the victim laying down in the living room with his mother holding a cloth on the wound,” states the offense report taken on Feb. 7.

The victim was flown to UT Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries, according to Perkins.

“It was his personal knife that he had with him,” said Elkins.

The offense report states the people in the house were playing cards prior to Martin leaving the residence. The victim told officers Martin returned and was looking for his brass knuckles. When the victim took the brass knuckles to Martin, Martin took out a knife and stabbed the victim, the offense reports says.

Martin was arrested on Feb. 11, following an interview at the sheriff’s department. Martin was arrested without incident, according to Elkins.

Martin was charged with aggravated assault. He was released on Feb 13, with a bond of $2,500.

The victim was released from the hospital and is recovering, said Elkins.