A 23-year-old Boyle County man was seriously injured Saturday night when he was stabbed by an uncle during an argument, police said.
Brandon Hobbs was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, police said.
The stabbing occurred on York Lane in Junction City, police said.
Junction City police Chief Merl Baldwin said Hobbs was listed in critical but stable condition Sunday night. UK said Monday night that no information about Hobbs was available.
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Hobbs' uncle, Shawn Robert Hobbs, 49, was being held in the Boyle County jail on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment, Baldwin said.
An altercation between Shawn Hobbs and Brandon Hobbs began about 6 p.m. Saturday at a mobile home on York Lane, Baldwin said. Several Hobbs family members live on the property in separate trailers, Baldwin said Monday.
Police said Shawn Hobbs was working on a space heater inside a mobile home when he and Brandon Hobbs began to argue. The dispute escalated, eventually turning violent, police said.
Baldwin said Brandon Hobbs left the trailer and returned with some type of stun gun, which he allegedly used to shock his uncle "three or four times."
Baldwin described the weapon as a "flea-market taser," powered by double-A batteries.
Baldwin said the two men struggled, and Shawn Hobbs allegedly picked up a steak knife and stabbed his nephew several times.
Brandon Hobbs suffered at least three wounds to the chest, according to police.
Shawn Hobbs doesn't deny wounding his nephew but maintains he acted in self-defense, Baldwin said.
An investigation was continuing.