A Kentucky woman is facing attempted murder charges after a fight with another woman led to a stabbing, then an attempt to cover it all up.
According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, deputies were called to investigate a fight that happened at 18503 Hwy 92E in Whitley on Tuesday evening. They were told a woman had been stabbed 5-6 times by another woman, and that the victim had been taken to the hospital in Jellico by a family member.
The victim, Erica Petrey Canada, was stabbed six times. She was flown from Jellico Community Hospital to UT Medical Center from Jellico where she is in serious condition.
Witnesses told deputies that two people, Virginia Fry and Arlis McKiddy, had taken off after the stabbing, and that McKiddy had taken the knife. The two were eventually tracked down at a home less than a mile away from where the stabbing happened. The two were hiding in a laundry room.
Deputies later searched McKiddy's home, where they found the clothes he had been wearing when the stabbing happened. Investigators said they appeared to have blood on them. McKiddy also showed deputies a large kitchen knife, which had been washed and left in the sink. He told deputies that was the knife used in the stabbing.
Fry, 30, of 18893 Hwy 92E, was charged her with attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.
McKiddy, of 18893 Hwy 92E, was charged with tampering with physical evidence. Both are being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.