Local man in custody after stabbing cousin

Published 3:18 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A man suspected of stabbing a family member on Saturday has turned himself into the Nicholasville Police Department.

Rodney Rutherford, 21, was arrested on Saturday, July 1 after he was involved in an altercation with a family member over belongings. During the argument, Rutherford stabbed his cousin in the stomach and cut his hand.

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Rutherford fled the scene located on Courchelle Drive on foot. Later that night, he turned himself in.

Rutherford is now facing a charge of first-degree assault. He is being held at the Jessamine County Detention Center with a cash bond of $10,000. He will appear in the Jessamine County District Court on July 10.