No charges to be filed in stabbing in Sipsey
by Elane Jones
Sep 29, 2012 | 3781 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An altercation between two men Thursday night at a residence in the Sipsey community ended in a stabbing which put one person in the hospital overnight.

However, law enforcement authorities say no charges will be filed in the case.

Members of the Sipsey Police Department, Sipsey Volunteer Fire Department, Regional Paramedical Services and Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a possible stabbing around 8 p.m. Thursday at a residence on Mulberry Drive in Sipsey.

But when emergency personnel arrived on the scene the stabbing victim, whose name is not being released, had already left the scene.

“The victim was taken to a local hospital by personal vehicle where he was kept overnight and treated for his injuries,” Sipsey Police Chief Kevin Willis said. “And, from what I understand, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. He was released from the hospital Friday morning.”

Willis said an investigation regarding the stabbing was conducted by the Sipsey Police Department and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, but the victim in the case refused to file charges.

“I really appreciate the help of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Ralph Williams,” Willis said. “But since the victim refused to file charges, this case was technically over before it even began.”