GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Giles County man is charged with attempted first degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach Thursday afternoon.
News 2 spoke with Nathan Frazier in a jailhouse interview who said he loves his girlfriend of nearly seven years.
“I can’t remember. I come home drunk; I don’t know what happened,” Frazier said. “I have a background in schizophrenia.”
Frazier said he then went into the woods and was being arrested by a game warden.
“I never meant to hurt her, anybody. It’s alcohol and drugs I took that changed me to be ignorant,” he added.
IT all started Thursday on Highway 31 near the General Store on Maxwell Hill Road.
Amanda Birdsong was driving home with her 2-year-old son when she says she saw Frazier chasing a woman across the four-lane road.
She stopped to confront Frazier.
“I was coming from town and I saw someone run across the road and she was hollering, ‘Stop! Stop! and he was pushing her away,” Birdsong recalled to News 2.
“I slammed on the brakes and got out like an idiot. I had my baby with me and he came toward me, cussing at me,” she added.
Birdsong said she intervened, and he didn’t like it.
“She was already stabbed. I didn’t know it. The wound was under her shirt. She was crying and screaming, saying ‘He will kill me,’” she explained.
That’s reportedly when Frazier took off into the woods. Deputies said he kicked in the door of a house and stole medicine and jewelry. No one was home at the time.
He surrendered to officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency a few hours later.
The woman was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was discharged late Thursday night.
The couple has a 5-year-old son together, and Frazier told News 2 he wants to take his time in jail to better himself.
“Please don’t follow in my footsteps. It is the last thing I ever wanted for you. Please take care of your mother. I love you,” Frazier said to his son.
He remains jailed on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic assault, aggravated burglary and theft of property.