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Police investigate fatal stabbing in DeKalb County

Crossville Police say the stabbing occurred during an altercation.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 9:56 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 4:37 PM

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, a man was stabbed and killed Sunday around 1 p.m. at a home on Alabama Highway 68 in Crossville.

Police say 27-year-old Austin Gilbert stabbed Craig Nix, 42, during an altercation. Nix was taken to Marshall Medical South where he died from injuries.

After the incident, Gilbert, who is charged with murder, fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away and taken to the DeKalb County Detention Center. His bond has not been set at this time.

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