Around midnight Monday deputies were dispatched to 131 Whispering Pine Lane in White, as the city of White does not provide 24-hour police coverage with its chief and three part-time officers. White Police Department Chief David King said Friday the department and BCSO investigators are working together to investigate the incident, and called the man currently hospitalized in critical condition a suspect.
According to the BCSO incident report, when deputies arrived they met another man in the driveway who allegedly appeared to have blood on his hands and had sustained a cut to his hand.
Inside the home, officers found a man who appeared to have been stabbed several times, the report said. A woman who contacted The Daily Tribune News and said her brother is the man who suffered nine stab wounds to the lower back and a wound to the forehead that required eight stitches during the incident.
The Daily Tribune News is not publishing the woman's name because authorities Saturday at press time had not released the identities of anyone allegedly involved in the incident.
In a Tuesday phone interview, BSCO Criminal Investigation Division Commander Maj. Doug Duncan said investigators believe the incident, which involved alcohol, to be one of family violence, and criminal charges are pending in the case. Sheriff Clark Millsap on Friday said that detectives are still working to determine who -- the man now hospitalized or another person present in the home during the incident -- was the primary aggressor in the alleged domestic violence case.
BSCO Lt. Robert Moultrie said that determination could require additional witness interviews, and the case is still active and under investigation. He added that an interview with the hospitalized man also is pending.
The sister told The Daily Tribune News family members are concerned for the safety of her brother, who she said is on life support, and feel as though law enforcement has not responded adequately in the days since the incident.
"My brother is the victim. He has no rights?" she said. "He is not the perpetrator here, but is hanging on. He's on the verge of dying. Every minute is critical."
The woman was not present during the alleged stabbing incident, and sheriff's office officials said Friday the man injured was in stable condition.
Deputies who first responded to the scene reported it appeared someone had attempted to clean up blood in the residence, and there were several blood-soaked towels and blood-smeared areas in the home, the report said. Three witnesses were listed on the report.