Man arrested, charged following domestic violence incident

Published 5:53 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A 44-year-old Verbena man was stabbed and arrested following a domestic incident Thursday evening.

Alan Crumpton has been charged with third-degree domestic violence.

According to an initial investigation, Crumpton was in an altercation with a 14-year-old stepson when another stepson, this one 15 years old, acted to defend his brother by grabbing a knife and stabbing Crumpton twice, once in the back and once in the back of the head.

Neither of the juveniles was arrested or charged.

“Our officers determined that an altercation took place, and the stabbing was the result of one brother trying to defend the other brother that was being strangled,” Sheriff Kevin Davis said.

Crumpton made his $750 bail Tuesday evening.

The incident took place off County Road 813 in Verbena. Crumpton’s wife, the mother of the two juveniles, was also home at the time of the incident.

The younger brother called police.