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One hospitalized in Cave City stabbing

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Joseph Anthony Walker
Conflicting accounts between six individuals regarding a Nov. 15 stabbing of Blake Ring, 19, of Cave City resulted in the arrest of Joseph Walker, 23, of Batesville.

According to an Affidavit provided by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Cave City Police Officer David Edwards responded to call on Lile Street in Cave City Nov. 15 regarding a physical altercation.

Upon the officer's arrival, three young men told him there was a fight at the home and Ring was stabbed.

The accounts of witnesses varied greatly but the boys were at the home on Lile Street when Walker claims he was awakened by Korey Robinson and Robbie Lewis hitting him. Walker also implicated Blake Ring and Joseph Wilkerson in the beating, claiming all four of the men jumped on him with metal clubs Walker said, to defend himself while he was on the ground, he retrieved a knife and began slashing at them as a warning.

Walker told officers at the scene Ring and Wilkerson ran off when the police approached. The officer noted in his report there were no injuries to Walker indicative of being beaten with a metal club.

Robinson told officers Walker had passed out on the couch around 4 p.m. and woke up while he and Lewis were on the computer, and Walker became angry when Robinson would not let him drive his car. The verbal argument began to get heated and Robinson claimed Walker hit him in the back of the head as he was attempting to leave. The two then locked Walker out when he began to threaten them with a garden spade. Ring and Wilkerson heard the commotion and ran from a neighbor's house to break up the fight. Ring then told the others Walker had a knife and threatened to kill them several times.

Lewis account of the altercation claims Walker hit Robinson with the spade several times before Walker was thrown off the porch by Robinson.

After the two said they calmed Walker down, he went into the home and retrieved a knife. Lewis said he ran to get help and when he returned, Ring came out of the house holding his side, which was bleeding.

Ring was transported to the White River Medical Center in Batesville by Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service for the stab wounds.

Cave City Police Chief Aaron Presser and officer Edwards went to the hospital Nov. 16 to interview Ring, who was in intensive care.

Ring told the officer that in an attempt to break up a fight between Robinson and Walker, he was stabbed.

Officers noted he was stabbed three times, twice in his right hand and once in his lower left torso.

Due to being heavily medicated, Ring could not complete the interview. The nurse told officers it appeared the wounds were the result of direct jabs with a knife.

Walker is currently incarcerated in the Sharp county Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.



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