Troy man charged with assault after reported stabbing

Published 8:38 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Troy police have charged a man with first-degree assault after he reportedly stabbed another man multiple times in the 800 block of North Three Notch Street.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said officers were called out to the scene at approximately 9:23 p.m. Tuesday, where they found a 54-year-old male with lacerations to his face, chest and shoulder.

Melvin Jermaine Christian, 29, of Troy, was identified as the suspect in the incident.

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“Officers located Christian about a block away from the crime scene,” Barr said. “Christian was taken into custody and transported to the Troy Police Department.”

The Troy Fire Department and Haynes Ambulance Service responded to the scene to provide medical treatment. Haynes Ambulance then transported the victim from the scene to a Montgomery hospital. The victim was later transferred to a hospital in Birmingham.

First-degree assault is a Class B Felony in Alabama punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Christian was booked into the Pike County Jail Tuesday, where he remains on a $15,000 bond.