LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is in custody after police found a Lenoir City man stabbed Saturday morning, according to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office.
Davis Lee Ellis of Oneida, TN has been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Domestic Assault according to the sheriff’s office.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said deputies responded to the 1600 block of Old Highway 95 around 9:35 a.m. after it was reported that a man had been stabbed.
While deputies were headed to the residence, they learned that the suspect in the stabbing, later identified as Ellis, had left the scene and was threatening to harm himself near mile marker 80 on Interstate 75, which is approximately a mile away from where the stabbing happened, LCSO said.
The victim was taken to UT Medical Center with multiple stab wounds. The sheriff’s office said he was in stable but critical condition as of Monday afternoon.
Deputies and LCSO negotiators took Ellis into custody after about 30 minutes of negotiating.
Ellis was at the Loudon County Detention Center, according to the sheriff’s office. They said this is an active investigation.