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Three arrests made in VFW stabbing
Mike Hale, 52, is the owner of H&H Plumbing. He remains hospitalized following the Sunday night attack.
A local businessman has been charged with attempted homicide after he allegedly stabbed a man in the VFW parking lot Sunday afternoon following a dispute over a woman – that woman being the estranged wife of the victim who has also been charged with the murderous plot.The suspects, Jack Redmon, 44, owner of Redmon’s Mobile Automotive next to Hardee’s, and Brooke L. Hale, 33, estranged wife of the victim, are both charged with attempted criminal homicide along with a third suspect, Tracey Bouldin, who was being arrested at his Cookeville home at press time. Redmon is being held under $1 million bond and Hale under $500,000 bond after their booking Thursday afternoon.All three are charged with plotting to kill Mike Hale, 52, owner of H&H Hale’s Plumbing. He remains under treatment after suffering stab wounds to the chest and midsection during the daylight attack in the VFW parking lot on Sparta Highway.According to preliminary reports, Hale was in the parking lot of the VFW around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when Redmon rode in on his motorcycle with Hale’s estranged wife as his passenger, followed by Bouldin, who was also on a motorcycle.