Theft charges have been dropped against a man who was stabbed repeatedly by a deranged man because the theft warrant was sworn out by the stabber himself against the man he nearly killed.
Charges against Brian Dedmon were dismissed Tuesday by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke after they had been in the system over a year and a half. Dedmon had been accused of breaking in the room of Hoyt Hobbs (who lived at the same residence), busting open a lock box, and stealing his hydrocodone.
It was the alleged stealing of his drugs that Hobbs said caused him to break into a frenzy and stab Dedmon numerous times, wounding him in his hand, chest, back and stomach. Dedmon was sleeping on the couch at his girlfriend’s house, where Hobbs was also living, when the knife-wielding man began attacking him with a knife.
The victim’s girlfriend witnessed the attack and was able to convince Hobbs to come after her, allowing her boyfriend to escape the house with his life.
While claiming Dedmon had taken his drugs, Hobbs did not offer proof other than suspicion. He was granted the warrant by a judicial commissioner.
Hobbs was recently sentenced to nine years in prison on attempted murder charges for stabbing Dedmon.