KSP: Man stabbed trying to break-up fight in Carter County

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed trying to break up a fight in Carter County on Saturday.

Investigators say 34-year old Kevin Skaggs admitted he stabbed 37-year old Brock Porter when Porter tried to intervene in a fight between Skaggs and another person.  Skaggs told investigators he did in self-defense.  Investigators say Skaggs’ version of events differed significantly from witness testimony.

KSP says they found Skaggs in Olive Hill after the stabbing and that he still had the knife used in the assault.

Brock was airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington.

Skaggs was taken to the Carter County Jail.  State Police say he was charged with Assault 1st degree; Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st offense (Heroin); and two counts of Failure to Appear.

KSP Detective David Boarman is leading the investigation.

Kevin Skaggs/Carter County Jail

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