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Deputy recovering after being stabbed

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A Richmond County Deputy is recovering today after being stabbed Monday night.

An incident report confirms Deputy Kevin Harrell was stabbed by 33-year-old Charles Smith who is listed as an employee of the U.S. Army.

Harlem Public Safety tells FOX54 the incident happened last night around 8:30 pm on Village Run in Harlem. Officers were called to a fight. We're told Harrell and his wife were walking their dog at the time of the incident. In a statement, Mrs. Harrell said the two were walking their dogs when they got into a verbal altercation with Smith. Eventually Smith began following the couple and at some point picked up one of their dogs and threw it across a fence.

When officers arrived on the scene the two men were on the ground fighting. After verbal warnings from the responding officer, Smith was tased.

We're told Harrell is still in the hospital recovering from his wounds, but the wounds are not considered life threatening.

 

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