An Etowah man is behind bars, while an Athens man clings to his life in the hospital.  This after a heated argument ended in a stabbing.

Late Wednesday night, police were called to the 2-hundred block of County Road 784, where they found a man with multiple stab wounds to his back. 

Witnesses on scene singled out 34-year old Jeremy Sperry as the suspect.  Police spotted Sperry not far from the scene in his wrecked vehicle. 

Sperry is charged with 2nd degree attempted murder.