Willow Springs Man Charged in Ash St. Stabbing

Gregory Myrick, 60, of Willow Springs, faces one charge of first degree assault and one charge of armed criminal action following his arrest on September 1. According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer John Thomas of the Willow Springs Police Department, he and Officer Corey Clark were dispatched to N. Ash St. for a report of an assault. They arrived at approximately 10:10 p.m. and made contact with the apparent victim who was conscious and communicative, but had obvious bleeding wounds. The male victim told the police that he suffered knife wounds in a fight with Myrick, and that the suspect had fled on foot prior to the officers’ arrival. 
The victim sustained knife wounds to his hand and arm and had other wounds consistent with a fist fight. He was taken from the scene in an ambulance. Officer Thomas described the bloody scene in court documents. There was blood inside the residence, on the porch, and on two vehicles present. A knife was located under a chair on the porch, where the victim said he threw it after disarming Myrick. 
Officer David Hocking of the WSPD and Trooper John Kenyon from Troop G conducted a search for Myrick, and found him within minutes. Myrick was taken into custody at 11:22 p.m. He was transported to Howell County Jail pending formal charges. 
Myrick was combative and intoxicated, according to Sergeant James Crownover of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were unable to take a booking photo.
The Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed two felony charges against Myrick on September 2. The accused pled not guilty before Judge R. David Ray on September 3, and remains in custody as of press time on a $100,000 bond.
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