An Elkmont man was charged with an apparently unprovoked stabbing Tuesday night, and the victim reported he was working in his yard on Alabama 99 when he was attacked from behind with a knife, according to Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry Randall Fralix Jr., 38, was charged with first-degree assault, and was being held in the Limestone County Jail on a $50,000 bond, the office said in a release.

According to the office, Fralix and the victim are neighbors, and investigators determined that Fralix was under the influence of meth.

Deputies responded to a report of a male, who was covered in blood, walking on Alabama 99, and they received another call that a stabbing had occurred, the office said in the release. A deputy found the man, who was later identified as Fralix, who was interviewed and taken into custody.

Another deputy and investigators contacted the victim at Athens-Limestone Hospital before he was transported to Huntsville Hospital, the release stated. His condition was not available.

According to the release, the victim’s stab wounds and lacerations on his back, neck and body appeared to be consistent with his statements.

marian.accardi@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2438. Twitter @DD_MAccardi.

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