A Gray man accused of stabbing his brother in the chest multiple times is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.
Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Lee Brinyark was arrested Monday morning at Magnolia Manor Apartments on Indian Trace Circile in Barbourville where the incident occurred.
According to Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson, deputies responded to a 911 call concerning a stabbing about 6 a.m., finding the victim, later identified as Marvin Brinyark, with three stab wounds to the left side of the chest.
“The subject (Anthony Brinyark) was still on scene and was found with the victim’s blood on all his clothing and throughout the residence,” Hudson stated.
Hudson added that deputies found water in the sink area and dripped across the floor where Brinyark had allegedly attempted to wash the blood from the knife and from his hands. Hudson described the knife as a pocketknife.
“It was a normal pocket knife with a blade about three inches long,” Hudson said.
After washing off the blood, Hudson said Brinyark had then hidden the knife.
Marvin Brinyark, who was conscious, was transported to the Knox County Hospital for treatment. While at the ER, Hudson said the Marvin Brinyark gave a taped statement to deputies, claiming it was his brother who had stabbed him.
“He said his brother had stolen something from him and they had been in a verbal argument and it had turned physical,” Hudson said.
“He (Anthony Brinyark) said he was high and didn’t know what he was doing and doesn’t remember any of it,” Hudson said when asked if the accused had made any kind of statement.
As to what the argument was about, Hudson said based on the statements, it appears to have been drug related.
Hudson noted that the apartment belonged to a friend of the brothers, and the friend was not home at the time.
Brinyark is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Knox District Court.
Under Kentucky Law, first-degree assault is a class B felony carrying a potential prison sentence of 10 to 20 years.