On September 13, 2018, around 3:00 AM Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Family/Domestic Disturbance call on County Road 131 in Bryant, Alabama. Upon arrival at the residence, Deputies found that three family members had been stabbed/cut with a knife by 25 year old Tyler Jackson BLACKWELL. BLACKWELL’s mother age 44 of Bryant was stabbed in the chest, father age 48 of Bryant was stabbed several times in the arm and step-brother age 22 of Bryant was cut on his hand. BLACKWELL was taken into custody at the scene and placed in a patrol car. After the scene was secured and EMS was providing First Aid to the victims, Deputies discovered that BLACKWELL was having medical issues, apparently from ingesting drugs prior to the incident. BLACKWELL was then transported to a Jasper, TN. area hospital for medical attention. BLACKWELL’S mother was transported, by helicopter, to Erlanger, Hospital along with his father who was transported by Ambulance. The step-brother was treated and released at the scene. The current status of all victims and suspect is unknown at this time.
BLACKWELL will face felony charges upon his release from the hospital.
This investigation is continuing.