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Stabbing at party leaves Rogersville man facing attempted murder charge

Jeff Bobo • Sep 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man was formally charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder stemming from a stabbing that occurred at a party near Church Hill on Saturday night.

Lloyd “Wade” Cavin, 38, 413 Mountain View Road, Rogersville, is accused of stabbing Scotty Crawford, 40, 424 W. Morgan St., Church Hill, with a pocketknife.

According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office report, Sgt. Scott Alley responded to Kincheloe Road in Church Hill about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on a complaint of a possible stabbing.

Upon his arrival Alley spoke to Crawford, who stated that Cavin had gotten into an argument with a woman at a party.

Crawford told deputies he attempted to intervene when Cavin stabbed him several times with a pocketknife.

Crawford was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, where he was treated for stab wounds to his lower chest, left side and two large cuts on his left arm.

Cavin allegedly fled the scene after the stabbing.

According to the arrest warrant filed by HCSO Detective David Lafollette, Cavin had made statements prior to the stabbing that he was going to cut Crawford.

Premeditation is an element of the “first degree” charge and enhances the penalty if convicted.

Lafollette added that Crawford’s wounds were life threatening, justifying the attempted first-degree murder charge.

Cavin was released from the Hawkins County Jail Wednesday night on $100,000 bond.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Oct. 19.

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