JACKSON CO. – Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a garage fire at the corner of Sycamore and Ashley St. Saturday afternoon and found the owner of the garage suffering from a self-inflicted knife wound to the arm.
Deputies confronted the man with the knife wound and were met with resistance. They spoke until he relented and allowed treatment by nearby paramedics. He was taken to a local area hospital for his injuries with his name not released.
Witnesses told deputies they saw the man walking away from the garage as it was beginning to catch fire. It’s currently suspected the fire may have been deliberately set. The fire was brought under control by the Elkville Fire Department with assistance from the De Soto and Dowell fire departments.