Police are investigating the stabbing of an Ohio man Thursday evening.
The victim, Theodore K. Bileyu, 29, of Ironton, suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident, which occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Mall Road, in the area near Moe’s and Penn Station, said Ashland Police Department Maj. Mark McDowell.
Bileyu was beaten and stabbed once in the chest and twice in the back during an altercation with several other males, McDowell said. The chest wound likely would have been fatal had the victim not gotten medical attention when he did, he said.
The fight originated in the Moe’s-Penn Station parking lot, McDowell said. Police don’t know what started it or what it was over, he said.
According to McDowell, police were unaware of the incident until nearly 10 p.m., when Bileyu showed up at a house in the 200 block of Iowa Street in Westwood. The residents called 911 and the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department responded. Deputies notified the APD after learning the stabbing had occurred in city limits, McDowell said.
Bileyu was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Detectives were called to the scene of the stabbing and launched an investigation, which was complicated by the fact the crime scene was covered with snow, McDowell said. Still, he said investigators were able to find some blood traces and took some photographs, he said.
No arrests had been made as of Friday, but McDowell said detectives did have several leads on which they were following up.
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