What’s described as a “friendly wrestling match” led to a stabbing in Clarksville last night, with a suspect charged with attempted murder.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers responded to the Kangaroo Express on Pembroke Road in the Queen City around 8:30. The stabbing happened just down the road, where witnesses say 49-year old Jonathan Troy Hargadine and 20-year old Jason Bennett had engaged in a friendly wrestling match.
The “loser” of the match was deemed to be Hargadine, who then allegedly went to his office and retrieved a knife before coming back and stabbing Bennett in the right side of his chest.
Bennett and his girlfriend drove to the Kangaroo Express, where they called 911 and waited for help. He was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was treated and released for his wound.
Hargadine was found sleeping on the couch at his home and was arrested and charged with criminal attempt to commit homicide. He was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on 250-thousand dollars bond.
The theft of a moped on Hopper Court is under investigation by Hopkinsville Police.
Officers were called to 1808 Hopper Court around 6pm Wednesday, where 20-year old Kenneth Morris said his orange and black moped was stolen from his front yard sometime between 9pm Tuesday and 7 the next morning.
Morris told officers he still had the keys to the moped, which is valued at 800 dollars.
A collision at the intersection of East 9th and South Virginia Wednesday afternoon injured a Hopkinsville resident.
Hopkinsville Police say 20-year old Killian White of Ashland City, Tennessee ran a red light on South Virginia around 12:30 and hit the front bumper of a vehicle driven by 54-year old Reginald Brewer of Hopkinsville.
Brewer’s vehicle then veered left and collided with a utility pole. Brewer was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible head injury, while White went uninjured.
Witnesses told police that Brewer had a green light when he entered the intersection.
A two-vehicle wreck in Cadiz yesterday injured a Hopkinsville woman.
A news release from Cadiz Police says 22-year old Rachel Sproles of Hopkinsville was westbound on U.S. 68 around 3:40pm approaching the Main Street intersection.
Police say that’s when a truck driven by 50-year old Norman Reed of Bethesda School Road, Cadiz pulled from Main Street into her path. Reed reportedly told police he thought Ms. Sproles was in the turn late to go right on Main, though Ms. Sproles said she never showed any intention of turning.
Ms. Sproles was taken to Trigg County Hospital with multiple injuries, some of which were the result of the airbag deployment. Reed refused treatment at the scene, despite complaining of a minor arm injury.
Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Trigg County for allegedly growing marijuana.
The arrest cards for 51-year old Nathan Whitt of Caledonia-Pee Dee Road, Herndon and 24-year old Matthew Graham of South Road, Cadiz say both suspect were charged with cultivating marijuana and possession of marijuana. Graham was charged with trafficking marijuana after he allegedly admitted the plants were his and that Whitt only helped him grow the illegal weed.
Whitt reportedly told Sheriff Ray Burnam that the plants were for medical purposes. There were allegedly at least five plants outside of the 3921 Caledonia-Pee Dee Road residence.