Police search for man who allegedly stabbed brother, mother

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12:15pm
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Police are looking for Jesse Knapp. They say he may be driving this Jeep Wrangler.

A manhunt is under way for a Franklin man after police said he stabbed both his brother, who later died, and his mother early Thursday morning.

When Franklin police responded to a domestic disturbance call just before 2 a.m. Thursday at 175 Broadwell Circle, they found 20-year-old Joshua Knapp lying in the road and his mother Dian Bridges, 44, critically injured at a neighbor's house, where she ran to call for help.

Police are now searching for Jesse Knapp, 23, whom they believed repeatedly stabbed his brother and mother. Knapp is a 6-foot, 7-inch white male weighing 220 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous.

He may be driving a tan 2004 Jeep Wrangler with the license plate 513-XKJ. Police urge anyone who sees Knapp or the vehicle to call 911.

According to the Franklin Police Department, Joshua Knapp died from his wounds at 8:15 Thursday morning. Dian Bridges' condition has been upgraded to stable. She is now talking to detectives.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/18/10 at 10:27

i thought all the crimes were committed by "illegals." LOL

By: erbymi02 on 3/26/10 at 11:15

All those gun toting idiots who have permits and think the only people who commit crimes are felons. They never watch the news. If they did they would see that many of these idiots who shoot up Federal buildings, Post offices and the like are your quote "law biding citizens". The problem is the man who is pointing the gun at you does not wear a sign that says I'm legally getting ready to kill my co-workers.

Question: Would you rather be shot and killed by a gun toting felon? or would you rather be shot and killed by a gun toting, permit holder?

Is there a real difference here?