1 arrested, 1 hospitalized after stabbing incident in Dayton

A 45-year-old Dayton man, Alexander Hoyle, is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon following an incident Monday night around 6:40 p.m. at the Valero gas station at 502 N. Cleveland St., authorities said.

Hoyle is accused of stabbing Richard Lannom, 36, of Dayton, in the back.

“There was an argument between the two men over a bike. One said he was given a bike and the other said it was stolen,” said Dayton Police Cpl. Kristen Seibert. “I haven’t recovered the bike. Neither of the bikes that were at the store were the bike in question.”

Police examined surveillance video from the store’s security system that reportedly shows the assault taking place.

The weapon that allegedly was used in the altercation has not been located at this time, Seibert said.

Hoyle was taken into custody at a different location than the store. Lannom was transported by Liberty County EMS to Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

Lannom also has not been charged with a crime at this time. Seibert said a report was taken from Hoyle regarding his stolen bicycle.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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