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Kingsport attempted murder suspect arrested in Kentucky

September 11th, 2013 3:41 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport attempted murder suspect arrested in Kentucky

Michael D. Ford II, 38

A man accused of stabbing a 64-year-old Kingsport woman multiple times — angry because she wouldn't provide more cash when he asked for "gas money" — has been apprehended in Kentucky.

Kingsport police report Michael D. Ford II, 38, surrendered shortly before noon Wednesday in London, Ky. KPD Public Information Officer Tom Patton says Ford was arrested without incident by Kentucky State Police at a gas station.

Ford, of 304 Kincaid St., faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery. According to previous statements from Kingsport police, on Sept. 1 he stabbed an acquaintance multiple times in the neck and arm.

Carolyn Morris had reportedly let Ford into her home, 1338 Holyoke St., after he asked for money, saying he needed gas. Ford reportedly "became enraged by the small amount" that Morris gave him, according to investigators, and demanded that she hand over all of her cash.

When Morris attempted to leave her residence, Ford allegedly closed the door to prevent her escape. He then reportedly stabbed her multiple times, leaving injuries which required emergency surgery at Holston Valley Medical Center. 

Morris has since been released from the hospital. Ford is currently held at the Whitley County Kentucky Detention Center, awaiting extradition back to Kingsport

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