Regina Irene Plunkett, 46, of 330 Brock Road, Aragon, is charged with aggravated assault after last night’s incident.
Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said the stabbing was originally reported on an Atlanta television station as a robbery along the Silver Comet Trail. That’s because the victim, 49-year-old Jeffery Stuart Price, lied, Dodd said.
A call for emergency services came in around 9 p.m. about Price bleeding in the parking lot of a local convenience store near his Brock Road home, where he lived with his sister and her husband, Jedd Plunkett. Price suffered from four stab wounds to the abdomen and back.
His story to police was that he was walking by a swimming hole on the Silver Comet Trail and three white males wearing hats sideways jumped him. He said they demanded money but he didn’t have any and a fight began. Price told police he then went to the home of a friend, Gary Moody, where he discovered he was bleeding.
Apparently, Price’s story wasn’t the only one police ques-tioned.
Moody said he tried to nurse Price’s wounds, but he and Price eventually went to the convenience store for medical supplies and someone called 911 when they saw Price bleed-ing in the parking lot.
Nicholas Proctor said he had instructed his girlfriend to call 911. However, police found out later that the couple had actually been at Moody’s house and not passers-by in the parking lot. They eventually told police they stopped by around 8:45 p.m., found Price sitting in a chair outside and tried to convince him to seek help.
Proctor said Price walked from the backyard to the park-ing lot where he asked for them to call the police.
Price was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, where he admitted that his sister had stabbed him.
The Plunketts told police that they and Price had gone to Moody’s house to celebrate Moody’s wife’s birthday. Mrs. Plunkett and Price had too much to drink and began arguing after they got home. Jedd Plunkett said he threw Price out of the house but he came back and began hitting his sister. The two carried the fight outside. He said he never saw a knife but Price wanted to go back to Moody’s house and they took him and left him there.
Mrs. Plunkett said in her testimony to police that she “lost it” and grabbed a knife and “just began stabbing.” She told police she regretted it and told Price he needed to see a doc-tor but he refused.