PlayStation dispute ends in stabbing, two arrests

Drinking, fistfight over game and knife don’t mix

News Sentinel staff
Originally published 04:52 p.m., July 11, 2007
Updated 04:52 p.m., July 11, 2007

LOUDON — A fistfight over PlayStation 2 escalated to a stabbing, the hospitalization of one man and jailing of two others.

Shortly after 1 a.m. today, a bloody man with stab wounds to the chest and abdomen walked up to the Jiffy Mart Convenience store at the corner of Grove and Steekee streets, Loudon police said.

A clerk called 911, and the man took police to a house on Church Street where he said he was attacked.

Loudon Police Department Detective Mike Newman said two men at the house were arrested.

Shawn H. McNabb, 35, of Loudon was charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing of Randel D. Davis, 40, of Loudon.

Charged with tampering with evidence was James R. Thaxton, 42, also of Loudon.

Thaxton was actually cleaning a knife believed used in the attack when officers arrived at the Church Street house, Newman said.

Both are in jail without bond pending an arraignment.

Davis was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by Lifestar for treatment.

The three men had been drinking and playing PlayStation when the dispute arose, Newman said.

All knew each other and Davis had been staying at the house for a couple of days, Newman said.

More details as they develop online and in Thursday’s News Sentinel.