KNOXVILLE — Police have arrested one person after a stabbing left a male victim needing intensive care.

Emergency responders were called to the 400 block of East Montgomery in Knoxville at 11:44 p.m. Sunday. An ambulance transported a victim, identified as Christian Blaine Durhman, to the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics emergency room. He was later transported to a Des Moines hospital by air ambulance where he was in intensive care as of Monday's press release from the Knoxville Police Departent.

Police later arrested Levi James Null, 21, of Knoxville, and charged him with willful injury, a class C felony; and obstruction prosecution, an aggravated misdemeanor. Null remains in custody at the Marion County Jail.

According to court documents, investigators said that Null intentionally erased data from his cell phone as authorities were attempting to seize it. Court documents say the victim was stabbed six times during an altercation.

The Knoxville Police Department was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigations.

An initial appearance has been set for June 24. Until then, Null is held on a $150,000 bond. He has filed a request to lower the bond, arguments for which will be heard during his initial appearance.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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