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Attempted murder charge

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Accused also suffers cut near his eye

By The Staff

Landmark News Service

A New Hope man faces attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing another man May 24 in Marion County.

The fight between William Bennington, 45, of New Haven and Johnny Lanham, 46, of New Hope began as a verbal altercation and escalated into a stabbing.

Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call about the stabbing at Hawks Place in Loretto at about 12:23 a.m.

Bennington was stabbed in the abdomen and was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

A third person, Anthony Michaiski, attempted to break up the fight and was involved in a physical altercation with Lanham, which resulted in a laceration around Lanham’s eye, police reported. Lanham also was flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

Warrants were obtained for Lanham on charges attempted murder. The investigation is ongoing by Detective Mike Dubree.