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Man Taken to Vanderbilt after Being Assaulted with a Box cutter


A verbal altercation between two men, which turned physical, results in one man being cut with a box cutter

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On October 6th, 2011, around 11:45am, 911 received a call about a man that had been cut with a box cutter.  The victim had driven away from the scene despite the severity of his injuries.

A short time after that, officers were lead to the victim’s location by another 911 call which indicated the victim was at a residence off of Edmondson Ferry and bleeding severely.

EMS responded to the scene and then helped the man onto the Air Evac to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Detective Demone Chestnut-CPD)

EMS responded to the scene and then helped the man onto the Air Evac to Vanderbilt. (Photo by Detective Demone Chestnut-CPD)

When officers arrived they found a 24 year old male had sustained multiple cuts from a box cutter to his face, neck, and chest area. EMS responded to the scene and the man was taken by Air Evac to Vanderbilt.

In the meantime, officers located the suspect, John Anthony Harris Jr., at 2125 Amadeus Drive. He was taken to the Detective division to be interviewed.

Detective David Bramel found out during the course of his interview, that Harris had met with his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of the Shell Station at 1070 South Riverside Drive. While there, he was approached by the female’s current boyfriend. The two began to fight and the alleged victim went to his car and sat in the driver’s seat.

Harris followed him to the car and displayed a box cutter and then cut the victim on the face, neck, and chest. Both men fled from the scene in vehicles. Harris was located and had a silver folding box cutter on his person which had dried blood on it.  During the interview, Harris admitted to using his box cutter to cut the victim.

The last information received indicated the victim was in stable condition. The name of the victim will be released pending family notification.

John Anthony Harris Jr.

John Anthony Harris Jr.Name: John Anthony Harris Jr. (B/M)

DOB: 12/23/87
Given Address: 2125 Amadeus Drive, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: David Bramel
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Charged With: Aggravated Assault
Bond: $10,000.


The investigation is ongoing and the lead investigator is Detective David Bramel.

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