Sheriffs Office Deals with Cases

by Brittany Harris on February 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

A New Concord man is being charged after authorities say he stabbed his brother-in-law in the leg.

26-year-old David Phillips is being charged with felonious assault and domestic violence. According to Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz, Phillips was arguing with his wife around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when the incident turned violent.

"At some point her brother showed up at the residence and got into an altercation with the husband and during that altercation he was stabbed in the leg by the husband."

The man was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

In a seperate case, charges were filed today against 23-year-old Justin Evans of Somerset, who is accused of bringing in items to Polk Scrapyard and forging documents to make money off them. Sheriff Lutz said Polks figured out what was happening and notified authorities.

"We had an individual who was basically charged with one count of theft by deception which is a felony five and he was also charged with two counts of  F-5 forgery and he was also charged with a misdemeanor one of attempted theft," he said.

Futher details on the case are not being released at this time. Both men are being held in the Muskingum County Jail.