One man is in a Charleston, W.Va., trauma center, a woman is in St. Joseph's Hospital and her husband is in jail after a Tuesday night stabbing at a Little Hocking residence.
Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly said Daniel Carsner, 51, of 29060 Houston Road, Little Hocking, is facing at least one charge of felonious assault out of the incident. Carsner is being held in Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on $250,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 2 p.m. July 10 in Athens Municipal Court.
According to Kelly, Carsner and his wife, Michelle, 48, were at their residence when Joel Crites, 33, of Charleston, W.Va., arrived at the home around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kelly said Crites is an ex-boyfriend of Michelle Carsner.
"It sounds like this boyfriend came back, there was an altercation, and he was stabbed in the stomach," Kelly said. "During the altercation the wife got cut, too."
Detectives are still investigating, but as of Wednesday, Daniel Carsner was only charged with one count of felonious assault.
Crites was flown by medical helicopter to a Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment for his injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday evening that he was still being evaluated.
Michelle Carsner was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg where she was being treated for a cut artery in her arm, Kelly said. A nursing supervisor said Wednesday that Michelle Carsner was in stable condition.
Athens County Prosecutor David Warren said he did not know if self-defense might be argued in the case.
"This is still under investigation, and I don't know all of the details," he said. "I just know two people were stabbed."
The Carsner residence is located about 1,000 feet outside Washington County, near Little Hocking.