Subject: Argument leads to a stabbing, suspect arrested
Date: 2019-08-30
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #190829-021

On 08/29/19, at about 9:46 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a call from a 56-year old male, reporting that he and a 33-year old male had been stabbed, while at a residence in the 1800 block of Northwood Drive.

The 56-year old male told police that he and the 33-year old male had been in an argument with 47-year old Jay McCrumb, over a bottle of vodka. The 56-year old male had brought over a bottle of vodka to McCrumb's apartment. They got into an argument and then the 56-year old male decided he wanted to leave the apartment, with his bottle of vodka. McCrumb demanded the 56-year old male leave the bottle of vodka behind. This caused the argument to escalate and then McCrumb pulled a large knife from a sheath and threatened the 56-year old male with it. During the argument, the 56-year old male sustained a minor cut on his upper right arm. The 33-year old male tried to break up the argument and McCrumb stabbed him in the left forearm.

CCFR responded to provide medical assistance. Both the 56-year old male and the 33-year old male sustained minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital.

JPD officers located McCrumb inside the apartment. A large knife was found in a sheath in McCrumb's possession. Officers placed McCrumb under arrest for on count of robbery in the 1st degree, two counts of assault in the 3rd degree, and two counts of assault in the 4th degree. McCrumb was taken to the jail and held without bail.

The 56-year old male and the 33-year old male, as well as McCrumb, are Juneau residents. Alcohol consumption appears to be a factor in this incident.


All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.