Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 7, 2013

18-year-old charged in stabbing

Juvenile suffered a punctured lung during altercation

Kenneth Hart
The Independent

WESTWOOD — A Westwood man was arrested early Monday morning on a felony assault charge after he allegedly stabbed a juvenile during a fight.

Alec E. Burress, 18, of the 500 block of Newsome Street, was lodged in the Boyd County Dention Center on a first-degree assault charge, the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the sheriff’s department, Burress and the boy — whose age wasn’t listed and whose name wasn’t released due to his status as a minor — got into a fight about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Main Street in Westwood.

During the fracas, Burress allegedly pulled a pocket knife and stabbed the juvenile five times. The juvenile suffered a punctured lung as a result, the sheriff’s department said.

The juvenile was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center and later transferred to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Burress remained in custody Tuesday.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.