According to officer Evie West of Cleveland Police Department, officers were dispatched to Vest Grocery, located on Gaut Street, after the victim stated someone had hit him from behind with an object.
West said the victim was identified as Roy Summers.
After officers arrived on the scene, they determined Summers had not been hit, but had been stabbed.
According to West, detective Walter Mitchell discovered Summers had been stabbed 18-20 times in the upper back and neck.
West said the wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Investigation into the incident is continuing.
n Deputy Kevin Chastain of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office filed a report for a homeowner on Old Parksville Trail, who reported the theft of a propane tank.
According to his report, William F. Dixon said someone took the 100-pound capacity tank from his property. A storage building had also been burglarized.
Dixon said a red push mower was missing from the building, which had been left unsecured.
The theft was believed to have occurred sometime last week or earlier this week.
Dixon estimated his loss at $125.
n Cleveland Fire Department answered a call late Wednesday to the Dollar Tree, located on Paul Huff Parkway.
According to 911 reports, an HVAC unit apparently caused the alarm which was reported around 10 p.m.
No major damage was reported and fire units cleared the business within an hour of their arrival, reports indicated.
n Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputy Robert Jones filed a report for a victim on Woodlawn Street who reported several items had been taken from his property.
According to his report, William Clark stated someone had taken a Radio Flyer wagon, plants, a small garden shovel and a banquet table from his yard.
The items were valued at $205.
n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County and Sobriety Checkpoints in Polk County this weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.