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Police find stabbing suspect who was set on fire

Knoxville police said a suspect, who was set on fire after he apparently stabbed a man in east Knoxville, will face charges once he's released from the hospital.

Stanley Nimmons, 46, is accused of stabbing Christopher Kalna, 55, in his arm and torso at the victim's home on Wilson Road on Tuesday night. Kalna told police that Nimmons then stole his wallet, car keys and television. The victim followed Nimmons out of the house and threw a flammable liquid on the suspect and set him on fire. Nimmons managed to run away.

Thursday afternoon, police found Nimmons in a home on the 2000 block of Washinton Pike after someone called 911. Crews took him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was then moved to Vanderbilt University Hospital to receive treatment for his burns. Nimmons is in the intensive care unit, and officials don't know how long he'll be at Vanderbilt.

Officials will arrest Nimmons on especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges once he's released from the hospital.

Nimmons is originally from New York and travels back and forth to Tennessee. He has a long criminal history that includes assault, domestic assault, gun possession, drug charges, and property crimes.

Crews also took Kalna to UT Medical Center where he was treated and released, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Darrell DeBusk, a KPD spokesperson, said once the investigation is complete, police will hand the case over to the district attorney's office for further review.


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