Police investigating alleged stabbing

By Jim McCabe on August 5 at 7:09am

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A Jacksonville man is in custody this morning in connection to a Monday night stabbing incident.

City police went to Passavant Area Hospital for a report of a person who had been stabbed shortly before midnight. Upon arrival, the victim was being treated for his injuries by hospital staff, according to a press release. Officers learned the incident took place in the 500 block of East Lafayette.

Subsequently, 20-year-old Franklin Rattler of the 300 block of North East was arrested for aggravated battery. He remains in custody at the Morgan County Jail this morning.

Police had no other details this morning. Anyone with more information can call the JPD investigative division at 479-4630.