An Oak Ridge man is charged with trying to kill another man by stabbing him with a sword.
According to Oak Ridge Police Chief James T. Akagi, Jeffery Smith, 30, is charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault after a fight Friday with Michael Showalter, 30, of Oak Ridge.
The fight happened at 110 Van Hicks Road in Oak Ridge. Police were called to that address around 9:15 pm on July 13.
Smith is being held at the Anderson County jail. Showalter was treated and released from UT Medical Center.
The earlier version of this story states that Smith was charged with Second Degree Murder, because that is the charge listed on the Anderson County jail's website. We regret the error.
A man is facing a murder charge in Oak Ridge, Sunday,
Jeffrey John Smith is charged with second degree murder and aggravated assault. He was arrested early Saturday morning.
Several 10News viewers reported seeing heavy police activity near Illinois Ave late Friday night.
Today, a staffer who answered the phone at the Oak Ridge Police Department confirmed the arrest is related to that incident.
He said the chief would not be releasing any other information about it until Monday.
We will keep you updated as information becomes available.