Man robbed, stabbed at Knox residence

By Ben Holbrook | Jan 07, 2014
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Knox — Police are investigating a stabbing and robbery that took place at a residence in Knox the evening of Sunday, Jan. 5.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said police were called to the home of a migrant worker who lives at Gold Top Farm at 8:28 p.m. The victim called police to report that he had been stabbed in the chest after two men broke into his home.

Trafton said the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at his door that evening. When he opened the door, he saw two men wearing masks standing outside at which point the victim attempted to shut the door. However, Trafton said one of the men had a long gun he used to break into the home and then the other masked man held the victim at knife point.

While the victim was being held at knife point, one of the men began searching the residence and took an undisclosed amount of money, Trafton said. Before the two men left the residence, the victim was stabbed in the chest, but the wound was not that serious, the chief deputy said.

The victim was treated at Waldo County General Hospital and released later in the evening, Trafton said.

Trafton said it was challenging for officers to determine what happened at the Knox residence because the victim did not speak English very well. However, a neighbor was able to help translate for the victim, Trafton said.

With help from the neighbor, officers learned the men who broke into the victim's home were both white males ages 20-25 and about six feet tall, Trafton said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing and robbery is asked to call police dispatch at 338-2040. Tips can also be sent to police anonymously via text message by putting “wTip” at the beginning of the message and sending it to 274637.

Detective Merl Reed is the investigating officer in the case.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Alden F Trull | Jan 12, 2014 22:25

Is anyone really safe anymore? Does everyone have to answer the door with a hand gun in their hand? Would it have even helped? Our neighborhoods used to be safe. Doors were often never locked. Keys were left in vehicles in the dooryard. Now they even steal your catalytic converters from under your car while your sleeping or in broad daylight while your at work.Really sad what has happened.

Posted by: Sarah Ingraham | Jan 10, 2014 13:11

I am shocked at this.  I hope Merl finds these bastards!!! This is not supposed to happen!!!

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