According to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, an apparently unprovoked stabbing onTuesday evening in a yard on Highway 99 landed one man in the hospital and another in jail.
Deputies responded around 8:00 Tuesday evening to a call of a man walking down Highway 99 covered in blood. Another call said that there had been a stabbing. A deputy found the man on the road, who was later identified as Terry Randall Fralix, 38, of Elkmont. He was interviewed and taken into custody.
Another deputy and investigators contacted the victim, who had been taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital by a neighbor. According to the victim, he had been working in his yard and was attacked from behind with a knife. Multiple stab wounds and lacerations on his back, neck, and body appeared consistent with the victim’s statements.
The victim was later taken to Huntsville Hospital.
The sheriff’s office says that Fralix and the victim are neighbors. The investigation determined Fralix was under the influence of meth, but a motive is not clear at this time.
Fralix is charged with assault 1st degree. He is held in the Limestone County Jail on $50,000 bond.