The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office is no longer searching for a man who has been accused of stabbing another man at a burial service at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens cemetery in Nicholasville — he turned himself into the Jessamine County Detention Center Monday afternoon.
Anthony R. Floyd, 30, of 557B Eureka Springs Drive, Lexington, turned himself in after the sheriff's office announced it had an active warrant for a charge of second-degree assault. Floyd allegedly stabbed a 48-year-old man in the groin area while they were attending a burial ceremony for Floyd's 2-month-old daughter around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jessamine County chief deputy Allen Peel said Friday afternoon.
"The suspect, who is the father of the deceased child, did not want the victim, who is the grandfather, there at the scene and an argument broke out," Peel said.
The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Warrants were obtained Thursday night, Peel said. The charges are based on witness reports and the sheriff's office investigation, he added.