Man from Arab charged with attempted murder in Cullman Co. stabbing

Justin Brian Horton, 32, of Arab, is charged with attempted murder and assault
Justin Brian Horton, 32, of Arab, is charged with attempted murder and assault(CCSO)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT
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CULLMAN CO., Ala. (WAFF) - A man from Arab was arrested in Cullman County for attempted murder and assault in the first degree.

Investigators with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Justin Brian Horton on Wednesday, June 9.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office and our news partners at Cullman Times, deputies and investigators responded to a report of a possible stabbing in the Walter Community Wednesday morning. When they arrived, they found a victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim was able to identify the offender as Horton, who had already fled the scene.

Horton was located and taken into custody shortly after.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition.

“I would like to thank the deputies and investigators for their immediate action and for quickly tracking down the offender,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “Due to this quick response, they were able to locate Horton and keep the citizens and the community safe.”

Horton is currently being held in the Cullman County Detention Center with no bond.

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