Crossville man charged with murder after fatal stabbing

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CROSSVILLE, Ala. - Deputies responded to a home on Highway 68 right in the middle of Crossville Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. There had been several people at the home at the time of the stabbing.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris confirmed to WHNT News 19 it was a domestic situation, but was unable to provide additional information.

"It's really still under investigation on exactly what happened," he stated. "There were three or four people at the residence."

Harris stated Austin Dell Gilbert ran from the home, and several departments began searching for him.

"Crossville PD, Sheriff's Office, and I believe Geraldine PD were there," he explained. "He didn't flee very far."

Law enforcement officials caught him not too far from the home.

Responders took William Craig Nicks to Marshall Medical Center South where he passed away from his injuries.

Harris suspected an argument led to the stabbing.

"I don't know exactly know what it was over," he said. "The two, the victim and the suspect had been arguing and it led to one of them coming out with a knife."

Harris says they're going to continue to interview the people who had been at the home at the time of the stabbing to try to piece together what exactly happened.

Gilbert is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail. His bond has been set at $500,000.

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