Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 13, 2012

Attempted murder charge filed in stabbing

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man suffered life-threatening injuries and a second county man is charged with attempting to murder the victim following a fight Tuesday night that escalated into a stabbing.

Ryan Marshall Halmontaller, 28, of 655 Randolph Rd., is being treated in the trauma section of Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville where he was flown following the incident. His condition remains critical as of press time Thursday afternoon.

Charged with attempted second-degree murder is Joshua Matthew Norton, 27, of 1535 Browntown Rd. He was ordered held without bond pending an appearance in General Sessions Court.

Crossville Police were dispatched to 107 Darrell Ave. at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and arrived to find Halmontaller bleeding profusely from stab wounds and lacerations to the arm, neck and back, according to Ptl. E.J. Williams' report. Also present were four witnesses to the incident.

Witnesses told police that Norton arrived at the residence  and got into an argument that turned physical over the theft of some DVD movies. Reportedly, Norton grabbed Halmontaller around the neck and pulled him out of the residence, with both men falling off a porch and onto the ground where they fought for a few minutes.

The witnesses said Halmontaller was able to get Norton into a headlock which he held for a few moments until Halmontaller thought the fight was over. When he released his hold on Norton, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim several times before fleeing the scene.

Norton was later taken into custody at West Ave. and Keyes St.

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