An Oak Ridge man has ben charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman in the torso with a knife during a dispute over money in January, according to Anderson County court records.
McKinley Earl McGee, 49, was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury in Clinton on May 1. His charges include attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault that resulted in serious bodily injury.
McGee has an arraignment scheduled for June 25 in Anderson County Criminal Court in Clinton.
The alleged stabbing occurred in an apartment on Utica Circle in Oak Ridge on January 12, according to affidavits filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court by Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Chris Wallace.
The victim, Machel E. Avery, had several stab wounds in the area of her torso, Wallace said in the affidavits.
Avery told Wallace that she and McGee, her boyfriend, had argued inside the apartment after McGee accused her of taking money from him, the affidavits said.
“When the victim stated to the defendant she did not take his money, she stated the defendant produced a knife and stabbed her,” the affidavits said.
Other officers found McGee near the intersection of Houston Avenue and South Benedict Avenue, and he was detained, Wallace said.
After being advised of his Miranda rights, McGee did not want to provide information about the incident, the affidavits said.
“Through the course of investigation, it was determined the defendant (McGee) intentionally and knowingly caused bodily injury to the victim (Avery) by cutting her with a knife,” the affidavits said.
McGee was initially charged with aggravated domestic assault, and charges against him were bound to the Grand Jury after a preliminary hearing in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge on March 13.
The indictment for attempted second-degree murder accuses him of knowingly trying to kill Avery.
McGee has been jailed at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton since January 12, and his bond has been set at $75,000, according to jail records.
More information will be added as it becomes available.