PFPD investigating after stabbing at campground | News

PIGEON FORGE — A local man is in jail after allegedly stabbing a man staying at a local campground during an altercation Monday night.

Pigeon Forge Police were called to Camp Riverslanding campground at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, Lt. Matt Pendleton said. They found that a man staying at the campground had been stabbed and the accused assailant, 22-year-old Reshaun Austin Anthony, was still at the scene.

The victim, David Smith Jr., was taken to UT Medical Center and was expected to recover, Pendleton said.

Witnesses told investigators Smith and Anthony had been arguing before the stabbing.

“It was a verbal disagreement with the two parties and it escalated,” Pendleton said.

The argument apparently started sometime earlier. Anthony, who reportedly lives nearby, left the scene and then returned, and the argument rekindled, Pendleton said.

At that point, the two started to fight and Anthony allegedly stabbed Smith.

Anthony was present at the scene and cooperated with investigators. He was in possession of a knife when officers detained him, Pendleton said.

They eventually charged him with attempted murder, and he was being held at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bond on Tuesday.

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