Stabbing victim dies; Girlfriend in custody

WDTN Photo/Bear Everett
WDTN Photo/Bear Everett

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Police confirmed a man who was stabbed early Tuesday morning has died from his injuries.

Denise Daugherty
Denise Daugherty (Photo/Montgomery Co. Jail)

Police responded to the Falcon Ridge Apartments on Briarwood Avenue around 3:30 a.m. There, they found a man suffering from stab wounds.

The victim, identified by the coroner’s office as 42-year-old John Anthony Thomas, was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition. Police told 2NEWS doctors pronounced him dead at 5:20 a.m.

Police think the stabbing was the result of an argument between the man and his girlfriend, Denise Daugherty. She is in the Montgomery County Jail, held on a murder charge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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