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Dothan police make arrest in knife attack - Dothan Eagle: News

Dothan police make arrest in knife attack

Suspect charged with attempted murder

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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:07 pm

A Dothan man faces an attempted murder charge after police arrested him early Sunday in connection to a knife attack that left another man critically injured and hospitalized.

According to a statement from Dothan Police Cpl. Maurice “Mac” Eggleston, police arrested Brandon Todd Crenshaw, 32, of Circleview Drive, and charged him with felony attempted murder. He was taken to the Houston County Jail and held on $100,000 bail.

Police say the charge stemmed from police responding to a reported assault in the 100 block of South Foster Street around 4:10 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival police found the victim, a man in his 30s, had been attacked by a man with a knife leaving him seriously wounding him. The statement said police identified the alleged assailant as Crenshaw.

The victim was rushed to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where emergency surgery was performed due to the severity of his injuries.

Investigators say the victim suffered severe cuts and internal injuries, and is recovering after surgery.

Police found Crenshaw at the scene of the assault and took him into custody charging him with attempted murder.

Eggleston said the assault apparently stemmed from a fight that happened in the parking lot between some downtown night clubs and Denny-Vision.

If convicted of the class A felony crime of attempted murder Crenshaw faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison.