Man admits to stabbing himself | Crime
What began as a stabbing investigation early Monday resulted in a Jasper man being arrested for false informing by the end of the day.
Jasper Police were called to the Salvation Army Family store, 1336 Newton Street, Jasper around 7:30 a.m. Police had been notified that a passerby had observed a man lying in front of the store and had blood on his face.
Police arrived, along with the Jasper Fire Chief and Memorial Hospital EMS to find 43-year-old Terry Meece of Jasper with a small pocket knife in his chest and various cut marks on his body. EMS transported Meece to Memorial Hospital’s ER where he was treated and later released.
Meece reported to investigating officers that he had been attacked with a knife by two men in the alley behind the Salvation Army store.
He was brought back to the Jasper Police Department for questioning at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. During the interview, Meeceadmitted that he had fabricated the story and had cut and stabbed himself with the knife.
The motive for this fabrication is not being disclosed at this time.
Meece was arrested at the Jasper Police Department for false informing and released.