Jessamine County

Man stabbed at granddaughter's graveside services

The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stabbed another at a graveside service Wednesday at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Anthony R. Floyd, 30, of Lexington, is wanted for second-degree assault, said Deputy Allen Peel. A warrant for Floyd's arrest was issued Thursday, Peel said.

The incident happened during a Wednesday afternoon service for Floyd's 2-month-old daughter, Ariyana Navaeh Floyd. Peel did not know the cause of the baby's death.

Anthony Floyd allegedly did not want Ariyana's mother's father at the funeral, so Floyd allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed him, Peel said. The 48-year-old victim, whom Peel declined to name, did not have life-threatening injuries but was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Such incidents are rare but not unheard of, Peel said.

"We've had physical confrontations at the casket at a funeral home, but nothing like this," Peel said.

Floyd is described as a black male who is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 160 pounds.

If you know his location, call the sheriff's office at (859) 885-9512.

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