KPD: Victims of apparent stabbing now in ‘stable condition’

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Both victims of a Wednesday afternoon assault are now in “stable condition,” according to Kingsport police.

The police department said the victims, a man and woman, were treated for “severe lacerations to the head and face area consistent with stab wounds.”

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Officers responded to the alleged assault around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Sequoyah Drive where they found the victims bleeding from severe injuries to their heads from possible stab wounds and/or blunt force trauma. Both were taken to a hospital for possible life-threatening injuries and one was in critical condition Wednesday evening, according to police.

Investigators identified William Clark, the female victim’s son and male victim’s nephew, as the suspect. Police said Clark left the scene before officers arrived in a Chevrolet Impala he took without permission from the male victim.

Clark was found and arrested in the 4800 block of Peers Street in Sullivan County.

Police charged Clark with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, theft of property over $2,500, and driving on a suspended license.

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