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Man charged in stabbing

October 12, 2011

Shelby County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Tuesday night after finding a woman lying in a driveway with multiple stab wounds. Authorities were called to a home in the 12000 block of East Briarway South Drive about 7:20 p.m. The victim, Monica Cook, 46, was transported by helicopter ambulance to Methodist Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. Investigators obtained a search warrant and located 43-year-old Calvin Cook in the attic of the residence, where he allegedly had barricaded himself after the stabbing. Cook was charged with aggravated battery. He later was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for self-inflicted injuries. Police said he is in stable condition.

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