A Hopkinsville man escaped with relatively minor injuries late Friday night when the man he was fighting pulled out a knife.
The incident happened around 11:15 at 524 W. 7th St, according to the report, which says 45-year old Michael Merritt and 49-year old Richard McGregor Jr. of Hopkinsville were in an argument that became physical.
That’s when McGregor allegedly pulled out a knife and cut Merritt on the hand, with his injury listed as minor.
Police say McGregor admitted to tossing his Gerber knife into some bushes on the way to his sister’s house. McGregor was arrested and charged with 1st degree assault and tampering with evidence.
Alcohol is listed as a factor in the incident.