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Attempted murder suspect arrested in Kingsport

November 19th, 2013 9:47 am by Rain Smith

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Kingsport

Police have arrested a Rutledge, Tenn., man wanted since August when he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's brother in the stomach outside a Kingsport home.

Anthony J. Coffey was located shortly after midnight Tuesday at Miller Village Apartments, 3800 Eastline Drive, Apartment 21. Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton says Coffey is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

The incident occurred Aug. 9 at a home on Warpath Drive. At that time,police reported a resident was engaged in an argument with her daughter, Ashley Kiser, 26, when her brother attempted to step in.

Kiser is alleged to have then turned on the would-be mediator, grabbing her brother by the throat and punching him in the head and shoulders. That's when Coffey, Kiser's boyfriend, became involved in the scuffle, and it spilled out of the home and into the front yard.

Police say Coffey retrieved a knife from his vehicle and stabbed Kiser's brother in the abdomen. Coffey is alleged to have attempted to stab the man a second time, but the victim blocked the blow and suffered a laceration to his elbow.

Coffey and Kiser reportedly fled the scene, while Kiser's mother took the victim to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Patton says Kiser was located and arrested the day after the incident and charged with simple domestic assault.

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