Investigation Into Stabbing Stalled

By
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter


Updated Fri, Nov 15, 2013 5:26 pm

An investigation into the stabbing of a Nelsonville man has stalled, according to officials at the Nelsonville Police Department, after the victim refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

On Tuesday afternoon, Jeffrey M. McCulloch was hospitalized with a stab wound after police responded to his residence at 16376 E. Canal Street.

McCulloch was transported to Doctors Hospital in Nelsonville by Athens County Emergency Medical Services before being transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus. As of Thursday, he was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The extent of his injuries is still unknown. Law enforcement officers are still unsure what kind of knife or weapon was used in the stabbing as well.

After the scene was processed and a “be on the lookout” was sent out with a description of two men accused of stabbing McCulloch, the investigation stalled.

“(McCulloch) wasn’t very cooperative with us in the beginning,” said Sgt. Ed Kurtz of the Nelsonville Police Department. “But now that he’s in the hospital in Columbus, we haven’t had a chance to talk to him more.”

Police began searching for two men who reportedly drove off in a grey or silver, early-90s model Ford Ranger with shiny silver hubcaps and a mesh lining in place of the tailgate.

Without the help of the victim, no further description is available and investigators have come up dry on leads or suspects.

“We’ve just hit a wall right now,” Kurtz said.

Any information on the stabbing can be reported to the Nelsonville Police Department at (740) 753-1736.

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