Man faces attempted murder charges after stabbing woman and her neighbor after she fled her attacker

Published 6:53 am Sunday, June 6, 2021

A man faces attempted murder charges after stabbing two people Saturday morning at their homes in Martin County.

Todd Whitt, 35, is charged with two counts of attempted murder after he reportedly stabbed a woman in her house at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday on Buffalo Horn Road in Louisa, Kentucky.

Officials with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the woman, identified as Niki Boyles, fled her house to search for help after being stabbed by Whitt.

Whitt then reportedly went to a neighboring home looking for Boyles and stabbed Shawn Blevins when he answered the door.

Both victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. As of Saturday night, the condition of the victims was unknown.

Kentucky State Police is leading the investigation.