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Kingsport police seek man suspected of stabbing brother

From staff reports • Aug 15, 2018 at 11:34 PM

KINGSPORT — Kingsport police officers were dispatched to a residence, located at 1015 Oak Drive Circle, in reference to a stabbing incident on Wednesday around 5 p.m.

According to a news release from Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Thomas M. Patton, officers located an adult male victim with multiple severe lacerations to his head and torso. The victim was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment and is currently listed in stable condition.

KPD detectives responded to the scene. Their resulting investigation determined that the victim had been stabbed by his brother, Charles Kimball Hughes, during an argument, according to the release,

Hughes fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. Officers searched the surrounding area for Hughes; however, he was not immediately located.

A warrant has been obtained, charging Hughes with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault. He is a 50-year-old white male, with blonde hair and blue eyes, standing 5-feet-7 inches and weighing 150 pounds.

Patton said due to the severity of the attack and the nature of the charges against him, Hughes should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or knows his possible current whereabouts is asked to promptly call the Kingsport Police Department at (423) 246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

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