Huntsville Police followed blood trail to make an arrest in a late-night stabbing

Demarcus Smith (Image: Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have made an arrest in an overnight stabbing. Demarcus Smith, 35, is charged with Assault first degree.

Patton Road stabbing scene

Officers responded to the Citgo gas station at the corner of Patton Road and Drake Avenue just after midnight. They found a stabbing victim at the store and followed a blood trail back to an apartment on Patton Road.

That’s where police took Smith into custody.

Investigators say the victim had been visiting Smith’s apartment when the two men got into an argument. The argument led to the stabbing. They say the victim ran from the apartment, and ended up at the gas station asking for help.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital in serious condition.