Smith County man stabbed after dispute

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 23:13 - Written by Staff Reports

A Smith County man was stabbed during an argument Monday night, after allegedly assaulting his wife.

Smith County Sheriff Office deputies were called to a home on West Lake Shore Drive, according to a news release.

Jermaine Lamar Benson, 29, reportedly came home intoxicated and had a fight with his wife. The fight turned violent, and Benson allegedly began assaulting her, according to police.

Two maintenance men, who were at the home repairing the heating system, tried to intervene to protect the woman. Benson then allegedly attacked both of the men. One of the men stabbed Benson in self defense to stop the attacks.

Benson was taken to a local hospital for treatment and surgery.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.