North Knox County stabbing victim dies, juvenile arrested

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man who was stabbed at a North Knox County apartment complex Wednesday morning has died. A juvenile was arrested in the case Thursday afternoon.

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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing at the Black Oak Apartments¬†at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Deputies say Ronald D. Echols, 62, was found stabbed in his apartment.

He was transported to UT Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies say a juvenile was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Thursday at the City-County Building in connection with the death.

He is charged with second degree murder and is being held in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center.

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