UPDATE: Jackson County Stabbing
Jackson County Sheriff's Office Press Release, 2:04PM:
On this date the Jackson County Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the Dillsboro area of Jackson County.
The victim was on the porch of the business of Computer Nerds located at 996 US 441 South.
Responding units secured the scene, set up a perimeter, and utilized canines to search for the reported suspect.
After a diligent search, no suspect could be located.
The victim, a 28 year old white male, was transported by Med West EMS to Mission hospital for a single stab wound to the abdomen.
He was later released.
The victim provided investigators with conflicting information about the assailant.
After further interviews and analysis of the evidence at the scene, it has been determined the stabbing was self-inflicted.
Deputies acknowledged his need for mental evaluation and took legal steps to see that his mental health needs were being met.