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Man Stabbed after Altercation

Date of News Release: 12/17/2010

(Phyllis, Ky.) -- On Friday, December 17, 2010 at approximately 01:10 am, Kentucky State Police Post 9, Pikeville, received a call that Lancell Blankenship, 42, had been stabbed at a residence in the Phyllis community of Pike County. Trooper Kevin Thacker and Det Jimmy Anderson responded to the scene. Upon investigation, it was determined that Lancell Blankenship had been stabbed after being involved in a physical altercation with Danny Smith. Danny Smith, 39, was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Deg. Mr Blankenship was transported to Pikeville Medical and treated for serious injuries. The case is still under investigation by Det Jimmy Anderson.

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