Austin man arrested after stabbing in Jackson County

An Austin man is behind bars after a stabbing.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies were called to the 8400 block of County Road 850 East at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the back twice by 19-year-old Nicholas Couch, the brother of the victim’s girlfriend.

Authorities say that Couch and the victim live at the same address. There was an argument between the two over text messages that the victim sent to Couch’s mother. During the argument, police say that Couch pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed the victim. The two were ultimately separated by others.

The victim was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital. He was later released.

Couch is being held on charges of Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon and Disorderly Conduct.