In a violent family dispute, Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputies say the suspect, Curtis Brasher stabbed his step-mom, Sherry Brasher at her home in Nortonville Monday night. He was arrested Tuesday morning.
Authorities say it took about 12 hours to locate and arrest Curtis, but it was one neighbor who was there to help save Sherry's life.
Late Monday afternoon, Christina Pendley says her family was getting ready to go out to grab something to eat, when her son came running in saying the neighbors needed help.
"So of course, I walk over there and I see the elderly woman standing on her porch covered in blood," said Pendley.
Pendley says some of the other neighbors called 911 as she tried to apply pressure to 66-year-old Sherry Brasher's wounds.
"Me and my husband are sitting there with the woman, trying to keep her awake, because we was afraid to let her pass out because we could tell she lost so much blood," she said.
Sheriffs Deputies say Curtis fled the scene soon after the alleged stabbing in a stolen vehicle. Pendley says she wasn't even thinking about the fact that a dangerous man could still be in the area.
"I was more focused on trying to keep her calm and then afterwards I was scared," Pendley told 14 News. "It kind of freaked me out."
Detective Will Coursey says crews searched for Curtis all night. He was finally brought into custody in Nashville around 4:00 Tuesday morning.
"They went to at least 15 to 20 houses," Detective Coursey noted. "They really got out there and they knocked on the doors and they beat the bushes trying to locate this guy."
Sheriffs Deputies say Sherry is recovering at an undisclosed hospital and should be fine.
"Neighbors helped, we helped, so it was kind of a good thing," said Pendley. "I feel good about that."
Authorities say there were no other injuries from this incident, despite rumors from community members.
"He didn't hit anybody else, he didn't shoot at anybody else. I don't know how all that got started, it's all rumors that just got out of hand," Detective Coursey said.
Authorities say Curtis could face multiple charges once he arrives back in Kentucky, and they say that could take about a week or two.
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