Montgomery County deputies have charged a Magnolia man after a drunken fight led to a stabbing at his home.
Police say that Benjamin Beasley, 31, stabbed Christopher C. Holliday during an early morning disturbance at Beasley’s home Aug. 17.
Deputies responded to Beasley’s home on Dobbin-Hufsmith Road around 4:30 that morning. When they arrived they found Holliday lying in the doorway and covered in blood. In an odd twist deputies say that Beasley was tending to the victim when they arrived.
Holliday had multiple stab wounds to his arms, throat and abdomen. His situation was critical at the time, but his condition has improved to stable, although he is still in an intensive care unit.
Deputies said the incident occurred after a night of heavy drinking at Beasley’s home.
“When Beasley’s wife and Holliday woke Beasley to move him into a bed, Beasley became agitated and threatened his wife with a knife,” a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office statement said. “She ran to a nearby home to call for assistance and could hear calls for help from Holliday.”
Beasley was arrested at his mobile home and taken to jail. He is being held on a $150,000 bond.
Deputies say that detectives are still reviewing evidence and investigating the case.