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Stabbing send one to hospital; emergency surgery required

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By Jennifer Caldwell

A stabbing incident sent one man to the hospital and another to jail on Monday night.

LaFollette Police Sgt. Rick Ford along with Officers Daniel Smith and Dennis Chadwell responded to a report of a stabbing at 502 East Walden Street around 11 p.m. on Aug. 24.

At the scene the officers found Kyle Shively had been stabbed an undetermined about of times.

Lt. Jeff Allen became involved in the investigation and was able to determine Shively’s wounds had allegedly been inflicted by David Nelson, of 313 East Hemlock Street, a LPD press release said.

Nelson was located at his residence around 3 a.m. and was charged with especially aggravated assault.  After being treated for injuries at St. Mary’s of Campbell County Nelson was transported to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department for booking.

Not faring quite as well, Shively’s injuries required him to be airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery.  At press time Shively was listed in stable condition.