ETSU student Samuel Cauthren, 21, was arrested on Sept. 23 in connection to a stabbing that happened at Monarch Apartments, according to a news release by the Johnson City Police Department.
Joe Smith, executive assistant to the president for university relations, confirmed that Cauthren is an ETSU student.
At 4:37 a.m. on Sept. 23, officers responded to a call that a stabbing had taken place.
Upon arrival, police located a victim suffering from a stab wound in the lower back.
The victim was transported to Johnson City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to the JCPD news release.
After an investigation, JCPD determined a fight broke out at in the parking lot at Monarch Apartments among several people and that the victim was stabbed during the altercation.
Witnesses were able to identify Cauthren as the suspect, and he was arrested at his residence at University Edge Apartments where he was taken in for questioning and charged with aggravated assault.
He was then transferred to the Washington County Detention Center and held there in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Cauthen’s arraignment was on Sept. 26 and was reset to Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m.