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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Limestone County authorities arrested an Elkmont man they say stabbed his neighbor unprovoked.

Deputies said they found Terry Randall Fralix, Jr., walking down Highway 99 covered in blood Tuesday around 8 p.m. after having received a call that a stabbing had occurred. After deputies interviewed Fralix, he was taken into custody.

The victim was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital by a neighbor, authorities said.

“The investigators spoke to the victim at the hospital whose injuries were consistent with his testimony,” said Stephen Young of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. “Basically that he’d been attacked from behind with a knife and stabbed several times. He had multiple stab wounds and lacerations from the back, the neck and torso.”

The victim told investigators he had been working in his yard on Highway 99 when he was attacked.

The victim was later transferred to Huntsville Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The investigation determined Fralix was under the influence of meth, but they say a motive is not clear at this time.

Fralix was charged with first-degree assault. He is being held at the Limestone County Jail on a $50,000 bond.