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Hamilton Officer Stabbed

By Sam Poe
Sunday, May 25, 2014 | 1:05 AM


A Hamilton, Alabama, police officer was stabbed Friday night while on duty. Police say Officer Eric Zills underwent surgery Saturday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after being stabbed in the back of his head and upper left arm. Chief Ronnie Vickery says Zills was watching the intersection of National Guard Road and Aggie Avenue about 9 p.m. when someone came toward him.


According to the chief, the officer got out of his car, and 30-year-old Terrance Edwards of Hamilton, Alabama, jumped him.  It's not clear what triggered the attack, but Vickery adds the officer is expected to recover from his injuries.


Vickery says a volunteer firefighter, Devon Hall, saw what was happening and jumped in to help the officer. Hall suffered cuts and was treated and released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.


Edwards was arrested approximately an hour later off of Riverside Drive. He's charged with two counts of attempted murder.  A judge set bond at $120,000. His mother, Judy Edwards was also arrested for hindering prosecution and resisting arrest. 


[CLICK HERE] for original story courtesy of WTVA in Tupelo, MS.

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