Kingsport stabbing spurs attempted murder charge

Rain Smith • Oct 15, 2018 at 3:01 PM

KINGSPORT — City police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old early Monday morning, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries.

According to a Kingsport Police Department press release, the incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at Dogwood Terrace Apartments, 1921 Bowater Drive. The male victim was transported to an area hospital by EMS and is in stable condition.

An investigation reportedly revealed the man was stabbed during an altercation with Darius D. Woodbury, 24, of 1741 McGee Street. Woodbury fled prior to the arrival of police and was still being sought Monday evening. A warrant has been obtained for his arrest on the charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Based on Monday's incident and Woodbury's past criminal history, police warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous. He is currently on probation for an August 2016 shooting on Riverside Avenue.

In that incident, Woodbury allegedly had words with pedestrians walking past a home. After a challenge to fight, according to police reports, Woodbury pulled a handgun and fired several rounds.

No one was shot, but eight people were allegedly in Woodbury's line of fire. He ran from the scene and was arrested several days later for felony reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

Woodbury is described as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the KPD at (423) 229-9429 or (423) 246-9111.

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