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Teen stabbing suspect to be tried as adult

Published On: Jan 23 2014 11:26:49 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 03:49:50 PM CST
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GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. -

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: According to Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, Jacob Wesley Mitchell is now being held in the Greene County Detention Center on an $80,000 bond.

Sheriff’s deputies escorted Mitchell to the Greene County Detention Center after his transfer hearing was completed earlier Thursday.

Mitchell will remain in custody in lieu of bond until his next court appearance on the charge of attempted first degree murder.

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A teenager who is accused of stabbing a classmate at South Greene High School will be transferred to adult court, according to the Greene County Juvenile Court's Youth Services Officer Rhonda Craft.

The stabbing happened last September. The student victim recovered.

The suspect was 16 years old at the time, but has since turned 17. The teen is still charged with attempted first degree murder.

Greene County Circuit Court identified the suspect as Jacob Wesley Mitchell. He is due back in court March 31 and is being held at the Greene County Jail on $80,00 bond.