Man charged with attempted murder after woman’s throat cut in Athens

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ATHENS, Tenn. (WATE) — One person has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after Athens Police responded to a report of a woman who had allegedly been cut with a knife.

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Aqua Street just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12. A 45-year-old woman was found bleeding from a laceration to her neck. Officers began providing first aid before emergency medical personnel arrived.

The victim was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The initial investigation determined she had been in a fight with an acquaintance when she was cut. A suspect, identified as Rodney Carroll, was apprehended at a nearby hotel.

Carroll was charged with attempted second degree murder and especially aggravated burglary.

“As always, I’m so thankful for and impressed by the actions of the officers involved in this case. Through their diligent efforts, a dangerous suspect was quickly taken into custody,” said Athens Police Chief Cliff Couch. “We’re thankful for the speedy assistance by the Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and all those involved in the
response to this brutal incident. Our prayers are with the victim and for her recovery.”

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