A Rineyville man is recovering from multiple injuries in a Louisville hospital after he was stabbed approximately 20 times Tuesday night during a car theft.
De’Andre D. Jenkins, 23, of Radcliff has been arrested and charged in the assault. Among his charges are attempted murder.
The man, who was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, was stabbed in the neck, face and chest areas, according to Jenkins’ arrest citation. He was able to escape the attack on Doris Way in Radcliff just after 7 p.m. when he began to yell for help and honk the vehicle horn. Police said he managed to get out of the vehicle before Jenkins drove away.
Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross said detectives interviewed the man Wednesday at the hospital. Cross said the man appeared to be in stable condition.
According to the citation, when Jenkins drove the vehicle onto North Hardin High School property, he also struck a parked car causing damage. He was found inside the vehicle in parking lot behind the school and arrested at 11:14 p.m.
When Radcliff police brought him to the Hardin County Detention Center to be booked, the citation said he also struck a staff member at the jail in the face, causing injuries.
Jailer Josh Lindblom said the deputy jailer received bruising and cuts inside of his mouth, but he isn’t expected to miss any work time.
Jenkins is being held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 15 in Hardin District Court.
Jenkins also is charged with first-degree robbery, which along with attempted murder are Class B felonies punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Additionally, he is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle more than $500 and less than $10,000; third-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief.
Jenkins, who was arrested Nov. 30, and charged with second-degree burglary, was out of jail on a $5,000 unsecured cash bond. According to the earlier arrest citation, he reportedly entered a Kingswood Way residence in Radcliff by kicking in a basement door and stealing various items.
A woman said when she returned home, she walked into the home and found Jenkins asleep in a hallway. He woke up and fled the residence with household items, including an Amazon Fire Stick streaming device. She also said her Roku television had been taken, according to Jenkins’ arrest citation.
In that case, police said he was found on Hill Street by Radcliff police and arrested and was in possession of various items the homeowner said were missing.