Update: Now a murder investigation in Knox County - one arrested

From Kentucky State Police -

KSP is now working a murder investigation that occurred on Friday, February 22, 2019 at a residence in the Walker community of Knox County. Evidence and statements indicate Charles C. Davidson was inside of the residence at 3159 KY 718 when he received multiple stab wounds with a kitchen knife.

Mr. Davidson was transported from the scene to the hospital by two females, one being the owner of the residence. Mr. Davidson didn’t live at the residence nor was he related to the suspect. The perpetrator left the residence and fled to Whitley County where he was later located and arrested.

At approximately 5:47 a.m. Saturday February 23rd KSP arrested and charged 53 year old Jeffery Todd Hammons of London with murder and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged into the Knox County Detention Center.

KSP is continuing to investigate what lead to the stabbing and why Mr. Davidson was at this residence. They were assisted in Whitley County by Sheriff Todd Shelley, Deputies from Whitley County and the Corbin Police Department.

Case is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police. More information will be released as it comes available.


(Walker, Ky.) On Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:04 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Knox County Dispatch to assist Knox County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation located at 3159 KY 718 in the Walker community of Knox County.

KSP Detectives and Troopers from Post 10 responded to the scene and began an investigation which indicates that 55 year old Charles C. Davidson of Corbin was transported to Barbourville ARH for medical assistance.

Knox County Coroner’s Office was contacted and responded to the hospital and pronounced Mr. Davidson deceased. KSP is currently interviewing individuals and conducting a death investigation.

Mr. Davidson will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The case is still under investigation by Det. Jake Wilson. Also assisted at the scene were Knox County Sheriff’s Dept and Knox County Coroner’s Office.

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