By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A condition report is unavailable for a 64-year-old Pulaski man who was stabbed and assaulted in his residence Wednesday night.
Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche said a white male knocked on the door of M.D. Rutherford’s home around 10 p.m. Wednesday, claiming his car was broken down. When Rutherford allowed the male inside, he attacked Rutherford.
Roche said Rutherford was stabbed and assaulted by the suspect, who took prescriptions drugs from the home and left the scene.
It wasn’t until Rutherford’s brother found him around 8:30 Thursday morning that the incident came to light. The brother went to check on the victim when he failed to answer the telephone.
A tracking dog was brought to the scene Thursday morning, but was unsuccessful in picking up a trail, according to Roche.
Rutherford was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what Roche termed “serious” injuries, but a condition report was unavailable from the hospital.
The incident occurred in the 500 block of Pepper’s Ferry Road.
The investigation continues.