Man Arrested After Stabbing
A Butler County man is lodged in the Butler County Jail and facing multiple charges after an incident on Thursday afternoon left one man stabbed.
The incident occurred at 2040 Munford Road in the early evening hours of Thursday. According to official with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office they were dispatched to the residence of Bennie Neal, 31, after a call that a stabbing had taken place. Upon responding officers found Ryan Embry, 23, with a stab wound to his chest.
Reports state that Embry, his brother Brian Embry, and Bennie Neal had been drinking beer together on Thursday. According to the victim, Brian Embry and Neal began to have an argument and he (Ryan Embry) attempted to break it up. At that point Neal stabbed Ryan Embry in the chest. Embry was transported by Butler County EMS to the Medical Center in Bowling Green. His condition is unknown at this time.
Officers took Bennie Neal into custody and administered his Miranda Rights, but the subject refused to answer any questions. The suspect then began to complain of being in medical distress, and another Butler County EMS unit was sent to the scene. After being examined the suspect refused transport to the Medical Center, prompting officers to place him under arrest for assault.
According to reports Neal then began telling Deputy Trey Flener, “I don’t want to go to jail,” and attempted to pull away from officers. Neal was told by officers to quit pulling away, but continued his efforts to escape. Officers had to forcibly restrain Neal in order to get him in the police cruiser.
Officials said that Neal had problems maintaining balance and strongly smelled of alcohol.
Neal was charged with: Assault, second degree, Resisting arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in public place, first and second offense.
Responding were units from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the Kentucky State Police, and Butler County EMS.
Bennie Ray Neal is the same individual recently involved in the killing of a dog in Butler County.