Dothan Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Kitchen Knife Stabbing

Jay Terrell Curry, 50, was arrested on December 31, 2013 and charged with felony first-degree assault after Dothan police say he stabbed another man with a serrated kitchen knife.  The charges against Curry have recently been upgraded to felony attempted murder after investigators conferred with the Houston County District Attorney’s Office.  If convicted of these class a felony charge, Curry would face 10 to 99 years or life in prison.

The charges stem from an incident that took place in the 1100 block of North Cherry Street in Dothan.  Police responded to a reported assault and found a black male, approximately 45 to 50 years of age, had been stabbed in the shoulder with a 6-inch knife.  The assault is believed to be the result of an argument between the two men.   Curry was arrested and taken to Houston County Jail where he is being held on $200,000 bond.

The victim of the stabbing was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where he had been listed in critical condition.  Dothan Police Lieutenant Will Benny has reported that the victim has since been released from hospital care.

Court records show that Jay Terrell Curry, of Palmetto Street, has previously faced criminal charges in Houston County.  In 1988, Curry pleaded guilty to felony unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.