911 call released in Hawkins Co. stabbing

911 call released in Hawkins Co. stabbing

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Stephanie Hamman (source: Church Hill Police Department) Stephanie Hamman (source: Church Hill Police Department)
Stephanie Hamman allegedly crasher her car through the doors at Providence Church. (source: Church Hill Police Department) Stephanie Hamman allegedly crasher her car through the doors at Providence Church. (source: Church Hill Police Department)

CHURCH HILL (WATE) - Police have released the 911 call they received from a Hawkins County man just moments after his wife allegedly stabbed him.

Church Hill police say they were called to 230 Silver Lake Road, The Landings I-11 around 9:48 p.m. Sunday night.

The victim, Steven Hamman, said his wife Stephanie Hamman had left their apartment and wrecked her vehicle at Providence Church, across the street.

Mr. Hamman said he went to check on his wife and discovered she drove the car through the front doors of the church. He said his wife was lying in front of the altar. As he checked on her, he said she stated, "The devil is in me," and stabbed him on the right side of the chest with a large kitchen knife.

Mr. Hamman pulled the knife out of his chest and went back to his apartment where he waited on emergency help.

Here is a transcript of a portion of that 911 call:

Mr. Hamman: "I don't know what has gotten into my wife. She went and wrecked her car into the church down here. I don't know what's wrong with her."

Dispatcher: "Where did she wreck at?"

Mr. Hamman: "I've gotten stabbed (inaudible) right behind Food City there's a church there. Please I don't know how bad my stab wound is but it's bad."

Dispatcher: "Okay, calm down and talk to me. Where were you stabbed at?"

Mr. Hamman: "I'm stabbed in the chest, right side, high. I think it got my lung. It hurts to breath."

Officers later located Mrs. Hamman at the emergency room at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

She said relatives took her to the hospital. Mrs. Hamman was arrested at the hospital and charged with attempted first degree murder and felony vandalism.

As of Tuesday night, Mr. Hamman was still recovering at the same hospital where his wife was arrested.

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