Local man jailed in stabbing, beating case

December 4, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Huntington man was jailed Sunday morning after police discovered a stabbing victim on the porch of a woman’s home.

Homer Allen Spry, 41, was jailed at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The Huntington Police Department charged him with malicious assault and possession of a controlled substance.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, officers were called to the 1200 block of 28th Street in Huntington at 3:26 a.m. Sunday after a woman reported a stabbing victim was on the porch of her home in the 100 block of North Walnut Street. The woman told police the stabbing occurred in Spry’s apartment in the 1200 block of 28th Street.

When arriving at his home, officers allegedly found Spry standing on the porch of the apartment with blood on his sweater and hands. Officers also allegedly saw blood on the floor of the apartment and recovered a large wooden stick from the kitchen.

According to the complaint, another woman told police the victim had owed Spry $400 and the two were inside the apartment discussing the money for about half an hour before a fight broke out involving a wooden stick. The witness told police she turned her back and didn’t see the fight, but did witness the victim get to the front door and flee the area.

When officers found the victim, he allegedly had a severe laceration to his head and several stab wounds to his left abdomen, right abdomen and left side of his back.

The victim told police Spry allegedly invited him to his home and offered him cigarettes before he started to beat him with the wood stick. Spry then allegedly started “slicing” and stabbing the victim with a smaller knife, Woodyard told police.

Upon his arrest, officers allegedly found a small plastic bindle containing an unidentified white chalky substance in Spry’s pants’ pocket.

The defendant is currently housed at Western Regional Jail in Barboursville.

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