UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect from Monday night's stabbing in Hixson.

Richard Thomas Demerritt has been charged with aggravated assault in the incident that happened around 9:50 pm in the 8500 block of Daisy Dallas Road.

According to HCSO spokesperson Matt Lea, Demerritt and the victim were arguing when the stabbing occurred. He then ran from the home and into the woods, where he was later found by K-9 Deputy Tynne.

The victim remained in the home and was eventually taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Hamilton County 911 call log showed the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department and Hamilton County EMS also responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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