Authorities: Self-Defense Stabbing, Crash Connected

MORGAN COUNTY, Alabama (WHNT) — A dispute over property turned into a fight, and then a stabbing Sunday night.  Authorities have also connected a vehicle crash to the stabbing.

The stabbing happened around 9:00 p.m. in Lacey’s Spring.

According to authorities, a man put a relative in a headlock and wouldn’t let go, so the relative pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the stomach.  The stabbing victim’s condition is not known.

Authorities say the stabbing victim then got into a car and drove north along Highway 231.  The victim later got out of the car and started walking.  He was spotted by a motorist, and that motorist took him to Huntsville Hospital.

A few minutes later, another car driving on Highway 231 ran into the abandoned vehicle.  No one was injured in that wreck.