Rogersville stabbing victim in fair condition while investigation continues

Jeff Bobo • Updated Oct 11, 2016 at 12:16 PM

ROGERSVILLE — An investigation into the Thursday morning stabbing of a Rogersville man is still underway, and police aren’t yet releasing many details about the incident.

Johnathan James Gilley, 26, was transported to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital on Thursday shortly before 9 a.m. with stab wounds to the abdomen and back area.

Gilley, who resides on Gillan Road, was subsequently flown via rescue helicopter to Holston Valley Medical Center, where he remained Monday listed in fair condition.

At 9:01 a.m. Thursday, Rogersville Police Department Officer George Henry responded to the area of McMinn Street and Holston Street, where he found Gilley sitting on the corner with stab wounds to the abdomen and back.

RPD Detective Joey Maddox said Monday there’s not much more he can release at this time.

“We’re still in the investigation stage of it and the interviews, so we’re not going to release anything else right now,” Maddox said. “There’s more interviews that need to be done before anything else can be released.”

Also on Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued for Gilley from Hawkins County Sessions Court related to pending charges from an April 5 Hawkins County arrest for possession of cocaine and possession of contraband in a penal institution and from a March 24 Hawkins County arrest for driving on a revoked license, simple possession of narcotics and stop sign violation.