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Stab victim not talking to police
Salyersville man says he won’t press charges
by BSN Staff report

ROUTE 460 — A Salyersville man who was stabbed last week in Johnson County by an unidentified suspect has declined to press charges, authorities said.

According to Sgt. Howard Dotson of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Oney, 20, of Grape Creek Road, was stabbed once in the left side at approximately 2:24 a.m. Thursday, June 12.

Dotson said Tuesday that information was sketchy concerning the stabbing because Oney was being uncooperative with police about the incident. Dotson said that Oney refused to press charges.

Oney was transported by First Response Ambulance from a house on Rt. 460 to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after being stabbed. Dotson said that Oney told the investigating officer, Aaron Fairchild, that he had been admitted to the hospital’s CCU.

Dotson said that alcohol was involved in the incident and that the sheriff’s office does have a suspect.

Dotson said Fairchild observed a “contact mark” on Oney’s throat where it looked as though Oney’s assailant had attempted to cut his throat.

The incident is under investigation by Fairchild.

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