A Lexington man was arrested Wednesday shortly after calling 911 to report he had stabbed someone, police said.
Dalton Wade Mason, 18, was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery after telling a 911 dispatcher he stabbed a man at the Bryan Station Inn, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Police found Mason waiting in the parking lot. He told the officers that the victim was in one of the rooms. He also told the officers that he was trying to rob the victim when the stabbing occurred, Roberts said.
Mason told police the man was dead, but police found the man alive with two stab wounds to the torso. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday morning.
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The victim is identified in police reports as Chris Clingerman, 43. Clingerman told police he didn't know his attacker, according to the report. Police said they think Mason was looking for drugs and money when he forced his way into Clingerman's motel room and attacked him with a coffee pot before drawing a knife, Roberts said.
The assault happened about 4 a.m. at the motel, which is near the corner of Bryan Avenue and East New Circle Road.
Mason was being held at the Fayette County jail on $8,525 bond.