DPD nabs stabbing suspect

87035(1)On June 3, the Demopolis Police Department arrested Termaine Richardson, 31, of Demopolis, and charged him with Assault 1st Degree after he stabbed Phillip Shepherd of Demopolis in the back with a knife.

Demopolis Chief of Police Tommie Reese said that around 11:20 a.m., DPD received a call from E-911 to respond to the Fulton Street area near the old police department and that a person had been stabbed.

Reese said that when officers arrived, they found Shepherd lying on the ground covered in blood. Shepherd was transported to Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital for treatment. He stated that Richardson had fled the scene and caught a ride to a relative’s home in Greene County. DPD Officers went to this residence in the Steam Plant Road area and arrested Richardson without further incident.