Local man stabbed in argument

A Lyon County man was stabbed last Wednesday night during an argument with a woman and was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, for treatment.

The woman, Felece M. Kern, 50, of Eddyville was charged with second-degree assault and taken to Crittenden County Detention Center. She has since been released.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Red Rock Road residence about 9:45 p.m. for an argument that they said could be heard by neighbors.

When deputies arrived, they found Carl Lyons in a driveway with apparent stab wounds and a slightly injured woman, Kern, who came to the scene.

Deputies reportedly found that an argument between the two started earlier that day at that location. Kern got angry, deputies said, picked up a baseball bat and caused damage inside a residence. Lyons reportedly responded by causing damage to her property.

Deputies said the man then threw something at Kern, causing minor injury. She then reportedly stabbed Lyons in the upper torso. Deputies said the man tried to come after her, but was bitten by her dog. He tried to leave the residence, but collapsed in the driveway.

According to Sheriff Brent White, Lyons will be charged with misdemeanor assault when he is released from the hospital.

Speeding leads to drug, DUI arrest

A Princeton man is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop Sunday evening for speeding.

Shawn E. Stallins, 39, was pulled over on U.S. 62 by Lyon County Deputy Joe Witherspoon after reportedly being clocked doing 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy reports he could detect a strong smell of alcohol from the car when he approached. Stallins, the report reads, failed a field sobriety test.

A search of his vehicle reportedly turned up a small bag of suspected marijuana and three “zanny bars,” a common nickname for Xanax.

Stallins was arrested and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with speeding, operating on a suspended or revoked license and having no registration receipt.

Speeding leads to DUI arrest

Kenneth Michael Doyle, 26, of Eddyville was charged with speeding and DUI just past midnight Sunday and arrested after being stopped for allegedly going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 62.

Lyon County Deputy Keith Suits reportedly detected the smell of alcohol when he began talking to Doyle. The suspect allegedly first denied drinking anything in the last five hours, but subsequently failed multiple field sobriety tests.

‘High Water’ signs put man in hot water

A Princeton man allegedly found in the possession of stolen Lyon County Road Department signs has been cited to court.

John C. Mahaffey, 39, is accused of taking two “High Water” signs and barriers in February from the Titus Road area. A sheriff’s report said the man also stole some items from a property on Mobile Drive.

After statements from a witness to the latter alleged crime and Road Foreman Tommy Melton’s discovery of the signs and barriers, Deputy Bradley French contacted Mahaffey by phone. Mahaffey reportedly told the deputy he would come to the sheriff’s department to speak with authorities, but never showed up.

He was served a summons on a Lyon District Court warrant on May 28 and is scheduled to appear in court in August. The approximate value of the items stolen is $100.