Deputies respond to reported stabbing in Junction City

Published 3:44 pm Monday, July 3, 2023


Boyle County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Junction City Police, responded to the Junction City Park in reference to a fight in progress at 4 p.m. on June 23. While deputies were en route Danville Dispatch advised that a stabbing had just occurred.

Danville Dispatch advised that two subjects fled on foot toward Junction City Elementary School. Deputies and JCPD were able to locate a subject on West Meigs Lane and detain him. Deputies were able to flush the other subject out of a wooded area and detain him behind a residence on North Lucas Street.

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Deputies learned through investigation that the victim located a jacket that appeared to be abandoned on the ground near the baseball field. While looking at the jacket the subject, whom is a juvenile, ran from Oakland Street into the Junction City Park to the victim where the juvenile subject confronted him.

During the confrontation the juvenile subject brandished a knife and held it to the victims throat, according to BCSO. The victim grabbed the juvenile subjects arm to keep from being stabbed, according to the sheriff’s report. Other people on scene were able to wrestle the juvenile subject to the ground and remove the knife from him. During the scuffle the victim suffered a major cut to his hand.

The on-call court designated worker was contacted due to the subject being a juvenile. Based on a point system set forth through the state for juveniles, the juvenile did not meet criteria to be transported to the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center. Instead, the juvenile was released to his mother. The juvenile subject was charged with wanton endangerment first degree, assault fourth degree, fleeing or evading police first degree.