published Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Murphy 73-year-old allegedly attacks deputy with knife

Tim McCoy
Tim McCoy
Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC. — A 73-year-old man is behind bars in Cherokee County, North Carolina for allegedly attacking an officer with a knife.

It happened at a home in Murphy on Wade Decker Road Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says Tim McCoy pulled a knife on Deputy Helen Malinowski, while she and Corporal Mitch Morgan were assisting child services.

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