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Bell County man charged with stabbing woman’s boyfriend

Jeffery Holland, 55, was charged Jan. 12, 2019 in Bell County with assault for allegedly cutting a man with a knife.
Jeffery Holland, 55, was charged Jan. 12, 2019 in Bell County with assault for allegedly cutting a man with a knife. Bell County Detention Center

Police arrested a Bell County man early Saturday after he allegedly cut another man with a pocket knife, according to the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeffery Holland, 55, was charged with first-degree assault.

Police went to a home on Flora Holland Land just after 3 a.m. Saturday after a woman called 9-1-1 to report that Holland had stabbed her boyfriend.

Police found the victim, Josh Caldwell, with a cut to his jaw and neck. He was taken to the Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital for treatment.

Holland admitted cutting Caldwell, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Holland was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center in Pineville.

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