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Man charged with attempted murder in Cherokee

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Franks is charged with attempted murder. Franks is charged with attempted murder.
CHEROKEE, AL (WAFF) -

A man in Colbert County was charged with attempted murder following a stabbing.

Charles Keith Franks, 59, of Cherokee was charged with attempt to commit murder and remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.

Deputies were dispatched on Thursday to Barton Station in response to a stabbing. When deputies arrived, they said they learned the victim, Kenny Brown, had been riding in a truck with Franks and Franks' wife. The victim told deputies Franks stabbed him. Deputies said Brown had wounds in the back and was flown to ECM Hospital.

Authorities said Franks and his wife fled west on Highway 72 after the stabbing, but they turned themselves in the next day and were transported to Colbert County.

Investigators said they got a statement from the victim on Monday, and Franks was charged with attempted murder on Tuesday.

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