2 Charged After Man Stabbed In Chest In Franklin Co.

Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 11:54:55-04
J. Hazlett

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two men are in custody while another man is treated for stab wounds after an altercation early Sunday morning.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Randy l. Hazlett and 28-year-old Jeremiah Hazlett both had blood on them and minor injuries when deputies pulled their vehicle over after the incident.

Authorities say the two men went to a residence in Capitol Mobile Home Park in the 5100 block of Georgetown Road about 4 a.m. after apparently receiving a call about a relative in distress there.

Police say the Hazletts entered the residence at some point and got into a fight. Officials said Donnie R. Campbell “was stabbed in the chest and received very serious wounds.”

Campbell was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries including a possible collapased lung. He was expected to recover, officials said.

The Hazletts fled the scene in a vehicle, which was pulled over by deputies a short time later. Police say both men had blood on them and were suffering from mild injuries.

Officials say Jeremiah Hazlett was driving when they were pulled over and was “manifestly under the influence of alcohol.”

Police said Randy Hazlett had an empty knife sheath on him.

Police charged both men with first-degree assault. Jeremiah Hazlett also was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.