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Suspect Accused Of Slashing Man’s Throat In Hotel Room

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (The News-Enterprise)-- An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with attempted murder after police say he cut a man across the throat with a knife.

According to Elizabethtown Police Department, Hardin County EMS was called around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday to a possible stabbing at Kentucky Cardinal Inn on E. Dixie Ave. An adult male victim was found with a life-threatening laceration to his throat in a motel room, and he was flown to the University of Louisville trauma center.

Derrick Butterworth, 21, was located and charged with attempted murder. According to EPD, Butterworth and the man became involved in an altercation and that Butterworth slashed the man with a knife across his throat and fled.

The victim remains hospitalized and in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

According to a arrest citation, Butterworth can be seen on motel surveillance video fleeing from the motel. A jacket that he was seen wearing also was located inside the motel room where the victim was found.

Another person in the room saw the altercation, according to the arrest report and called 911 for help.

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