Danville man accused of stabbing ex’s boyfriend

Published 7:09 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Danville man is in the hospital awaiting charges after he assaulted an ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend in Junction City Tuesday morning.

James G. Terhune, 38 of 409 Meadowbrook Drive in Danville, is accused of unlawfully entering a home at 3567 White Oak Road in Junction City at about 12:53 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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According to the complaint from the Junction City Police Department, Terhune was armed with a weapon — a pocket knife, and was told to leave several times and refused to. The complaint says Terhune made threats toward Michael Lunsford and to the police officer that he was going to kill him, and stabbed the victim in the chest area.

Lunsford was later transported to the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released, according to hospital officials.

Officer Russell Preston with Junction City Police said Lunsford is living at the address with a former girlfriend of Terhune’s. After allegedly stabbing Lunsford,

Preston said Terhune then left the house, went across the street and inflicted wounds upon himself, injuring himself badly.

As of press time, Terhune was at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. No updates were available regarding his condition.

When Preston arrived, he said he found Terhune sitting on the curb, bleeding. Preston was able to take the knife away from Terhune, who continued making threats toward Lunsford, saying he was going to “cut him” and that he was going to kill him.

Preston said Terhune has previously had emergency protective orders against him from this same ex-girlfriend, but the papers had expired while he was living out of state.

When he is released from the hospital, Terhune will be facing charges of criminal trespass, terroristic threatening and second-degree assault, Preston said.

“The (Lexington) Police department, (Fayette County) sheriff’s office, University police and the hospital are aware of it. They should be waiting to pick him up as soon as he is released,” Preston said.