Homeowner stabbed to death in Spring City

SPRING CITY, Tennessee (WDEF) – One person died and another is hospitalized after a stabbing in Rhea County.

A neighbor called 9-1-1 this morning to a home on Possum Trot Road near Spring City

The neighbor tells us the homeowner died in his own backyard.

Another man was stabbed and tried to cross the street for help.

The Rhea County sheriff’s office say they know the home.

Investigator Rocky Potter:
“The residence is a known location to the sheriff’s department, and these two were acquaintances. As far as we know, they have hooked up or been together in the past, worked on some vehicles and had some type of friendship or relationship.”

No arrest has been made, but investigators say that’s expected to change soon.

Rhea county deputies want to talk to the surviving stabbing victim.

That person is hospitalized and expected to recover.

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