Troy police arrest man for attempted murder

Published 5:36 pm Friday, October 4, 2013

Troy police have arrested 71-year old Billy Gene Cowart for attempted murder in conjunction with a stabbing incident that occurred on the 100-block of Trojan Way at approximately 3:25 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the 100-block of Trojan Way. Officers arrived on the scene and secured the area for an EMS response. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries but was transferred to Troy Regional Medical Center for monitoring.

Witnesses at the scene provided officers with a description of Cowart’s vehicle. Officers pursued Cowart south on Highway 29 before conducting a felony traffic stop in the vicinity of County Road 1165. Officers arrested Cowart and transported him to the Troy Police Department. Following an investigation, Cowart was charged with attempted murder.

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Cowart is being held at Pike County Jail on a bond of $50,000.