Ronnie Walls

Ronnie Walls

A 54-year-old Estill Springs man remains in Franklin County Jail on a $250,000 bond after being arrested Thursday morning on attempted murder charges in connection with stabbing a woman, according to police and sheriff's reports.

Reports identify the man as Ronnie Dwayne Walls, a Clark Street resident. He is charged with domestic assault and second-degree attempted criminal murder.

Reports said Estill Springs police were called to a Clark Street residence in reference to a stabbing in progress after a mail carrier had advised dispatchers that a crime was occurring.

Reports said a woman was sitting on the ground with blood visible on her arms and chest area.

The woman was asked who had stabbed her, and she identified a suspect.

Police went into the residence to search for the suspect, and an elderly woman inside the residence said the suspect had run out the back door.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office personnel arrived at the scene and assisted in searching for the suspect, who was located in an area behind the residence, and he was taken into custody.