On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:31 a.m., the Waynesville Police Department was called to the area of The Open Door on Commerce Street in reference to a subject being stabbed. At the time of the call, the suspect had reportedly fled the area.

Officers responded to the area at this time and located the suspect, Julie Guffey, who had made her way into the break room in Giles Chemical.

When Officers located Guffey, she was armed with a machete and several other knives. Officers were able to disarm Guffey without incident and take her into custody.

While officers were detaining Guffey, other officers aided the victim, who was found sitting on the sidewalk.

He was treated at the scene and transported to Mission Hospital, where he remains at this time.

Julie Guffey, a convicted felon, is a Waynesville resident and has had frequent encounters with law enforcement over many years.

At the time of this incident, Guffey had pending charges related to separate incidents that occurred in Waynesville. Those charges include assault, obtaining property by false pretense and financial card theft.

Upon canvassing the area, detectives were able to obtain video surveillance that captured this incident as it occurred.

Further charges are expected in this case. This investigation is active and ongoing.

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