Man detained in investigation of stabbing where hatchet reportedly used

Published: Friday, December 07, 2018 @ 7:50 PM


UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m. (Dec. 7): A 31-year-old man is in jail in the investigation of a reported attack on a man by someone who reportedly used a hatchet. 

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Police on Thursday were dispatched to the 2400 block of East Third Street, near Horton Street, about 7:30 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. 

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Officers said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. 

Police on Thursday afternoon arrested Cody Jack Williams in the 1000 block of Colwick Drive in Dayton. According to a Dayton police incident report, Williams was picked up in connection to the incident on East Third Street. 

Cody Jack Williams

He is being detained in the Montgomery County Jail pending the filing of a burglary charge, according to online jail records. 

Other pending charges, including felonious assault and theft and possession of a drug abuse instrument, have been cleared by detectives, according to online jail records.


A man was reportedly attacked with a hatchet before a woman ran to a local restaurant to get the victim help, according to a 911 caller.

“I guess somebody used a hatchet on him,” the caller, who said she worked at Abner’s Restaurant, said. “He’s got blood all over him trying to walk down the street.”

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Police responded around 7:30 a.m. to the area of East Third and Horton streets on a report of a stabbing.

Officers said the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.

According to dispatch records, the woman who came to the restaurant for help knows who is responsible for the attack.

Police have not said whether any arrests have been made.

A K-9 unit responded to the area to search for the suspect.

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