Two charged in stabbing during family dispute
By J.J. Kindred | (email@example.com)
Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly attempting to stab each other during a domestic dispute involving family members.
According to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report, the incident took place just after midnight. Baron Ray Callihan, 23, of Edgewood Road, Maryville, and his wife left their home after his wife had a physical altercation with her mother, and went to her grandmother’s house next door. Callihan’s wife told sheriff’s deputies her mother followed them and another physical altercation started.
Callihan’s father-in-law, Timothy Dewey Connatser, 31, of Mell Hall Road, Maryville, walked in and pulled a knife and tried to stab him, causing a small laceration behind his right ear, according to the report. Connatser claimed that Callihan tried to stab him as well, and a laceration could be seen on the left side of his torso. Neither admitted stabbing the other, the report said.
The deputy then spoke with the aunt of Callihan’s wife, who said Callihan had come in bleeding, at which point Connatser walked in holding a knife and said he had been stabbed.
He turned around and went outside and threw the knife. The deputy spoke with Callihan’s wife’s grandmother, who said Callihan was banging on her door. When she opened it, he was bleeding profusely and told her he had been stabbed. A silver knife with blood on it was located in the area, and the aunt told deputies that Connatser had thrown it.
Both Callihan and Connatser were taken into custody and transported to the Blount County Detention Facility without incident. Both men refused medical treatment
It was revealed during the altercation that Callihan’s wife had also been stabbed, according to the report, but she did not know by whom and neither man would admit to it.
Callihan and Connatser were charged with aggravated assault and were being held in lieu of $7,500 bond each, pending Aug. 16 hearings in Blount County General Sessions Court.