JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City teenager was stabbed Wednesday night while trying to defend his family from an intruder, police said.
Everett J. Worthington, 33, of Danville, is being held without bond in the Boyle County Detention Center on felony charges of first-degree assault and first-degree burglary. Worthington allegedly broke into a Phillips Lane mobile home in Junction City about 9 p.m. Wednesday, said Boyle Sheriff Marty Elliott.
Darrell J. Alcorn Jr., 19, noticed Worthington in his family’s home without permission, and a fight broke out, Elliott said. Alcorn recognized Worthington as someone who had been arguing with one of his family members earlier that day, according to the sheriff.
During the fight, Worthington stabbed Alcorn with a knife in his left thigh, Elliott said. The suspect fled the scene. A short time later, Boyle deputies and Kentucky State Police troopers apprehended Worthington at a residence on Alum Springs Crosspike. Alcorn was treated for his stab wound.
As of this morning, officials had not set the date for Worthington’s first court appearance. If convicted, he faces 10 to 20 years imprisonment for assault and an additional 10 to 20 years for burglary.