Man stable after Ohio stabbing incident
WHEELERSBURG, Ohio -- A Columbus, Ohio, man was flown Thursday to a Huntington hospital after being stabbed at a Wheelersburg residence, according to a news release from the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini.
The stabbing victim was identified as Leo Buggs, 34, who underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition in the intensive coronary care unit, according to a news release.
The sheriff's office received a call at 7:02 a.m. Thursday from Southern Ohio Medical Center that a man had been brought into the emergency room with a stab wound to his abdomen, according to the release. Deputies responded to the call and a report and witness statements were taken.
Detectives and deputies then went to a residence in the 200 block of Virginia Drive in Wheelersburg and saw that someone had entered the residence by forcing the front door open. A suspect was detained without incident for questioning.
Alexander P. Dillard, 40, of Dayton was charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He was being held on $27,500 bond pending an appearance in Portsmouth Municipal Court.
An investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be presented to an upcoming Scioto County grand jury at a later date, according to the release. Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Det. Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.
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