Martha SparksSociety Editor
July 10, 2012
A Holden man is in reportedly in stable condition at Logan Regional Medical Center after being stabbed this weekend.
According to a release by Chief Deputy Sonya M. Dingess Porter advised that the Logan County Sheriff’s Department received a call through the Logan County 911 Center in reference to a stabbing at Diamond Hill in the Holden area of Logan County on Saturday, July 8, at approximately 4 p.m.
“Initial reports were that a male individual had knocked on a neighbor’s door and stated that he had been stabbed. The male individual then walked into the roadway and fell,” the release said.
Dingess said the person who had been stabbed was identified as Tyrone “TJ” Miller, 34, of Holden. Miller was transported by LEASA to Logan Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. When officers arrived at the hospital to speak with Miller, he reportedly refused to cooperate in the investigation.
Further investigation by the officers found that Miller had been at his and his girlfriend’s, Kathy Maynard, residence and Miller and his girlfriend had gotten into a physical altercation. Officers were advised that Ms. Maynard’s mother, Joann Maynard, heard her daughter screaming for help and ran over to her daughter’s residence to see what was happening. Joann Maynard told officers that Miller was shoving her daughter and repeatedly striking her with his fist. Miller then turned to Joann Maynard and that is when Kathy Maynard stepped between the two and he struck Kathy Maynard in the left side of the face knocking Kathy unconscious. Miller then struck Joann Maynard knocking her into the kitchen where she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Miller in the stomach one time. Miller then shoved Joann to the ground, kicked her, and took the knife and fled the residence.
Officers were also able to locate a witness stated that Miller had told that person that Joann Maynard had stabbed him. Investigating officers contacted John Bennett, Prosecuting Attorney, regarding the incident. Investigating officers Deputy N. M. Booth and Deputy J. A. Lyall and Prosecuting Attorney Todd Goudy filed a criminal complaint on Miller for domestic battery and violent crimes against the elderly-battery in magistrate court.