Roy Harrison Marcum, 51, of 417 Middle Fork Pond Run Road, Stout, was charged with felonious assault, and Steven Galloway, 37, was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center after suffering five stab wounds.
Scioto County Sheriff's deputy Jason Diddle said at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, he received a call a fight had occurred, resulting in a stabbing at Marcum's residence.
Diddle said when he arrived, Galloway was at 431 Middle Fork Pond Run Road, and was bleeding from two stab wounds to the abdomen, one wound to the right forearm, one laceration to his left ring finger and one stab wound to the left thigh.
Diddle said he advised dispatch to make sure a squad was on the way, then approached Marcum's residence, where he saw a trail of blood on the stairs, front porch and front door.
The deputy said Marcum invited him into the house, and said that is where an altercation between him and his stepson escalated, resulting in the stabbing of Galloway with a foldable lock-blade pocket knife, which Marcum showed to Diddle.
Diddle said he read Marcum his Miranda rights, then asked if he could search inside, and was given permission.
Another deputy reportedly then arrived on the scene, and the two went into Marcum's house, and took photos of the crime scene and Galloway's wounds.
Galloway then was transported by Nile Squad to SOMC.
Marcum told deputies he accidentally ran over a kitten that belonged to Galloway, and when Galloway came out of the house, an argument ensued. The two reportedly threw punches, and Marcum said he told Galloway he was going to call 911. He said Galloway then forced his way into Marcum's residence and threw a ceramic cup at him.
Galloway said he felt backed into a corner with his knife out, then there was a physical altercation and Galloway was stabbed five times.
Marcum was taken to Scioto County Jail.
Galloway told a different story. He told deputies he went outside, after Marcum ran over the kitten, and Marcum tried to strike Galloway's mother - Eunice Faye Marcum - and Galloway said he tried to get between them. That is when Galloway said Marcum pulled his knife and started slashing at him, and Galloway said he tried to take the knife away, and repeatedly was stabbed.
Eunice Marcum said after Marcum ran over the kitten, he got out of the vehicle and picked up the cat and started cursing. She said Galloway came out to calm Marcum down and Marcum began cursing at Galloway.
Eunice Faye Marcum said Roy Marcum threatened to pull a knife, then continued ranting as he ran to his porch. She told deputies Roy Marcum and Galloway went into Marcum's trailer, with Galloway coming out saying he had been stabbed.
Galloway was treated and released at SOMC.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.