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Bloody footprints lead to Downtown Memphis stabbing suspect

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Ground crews tried their best to clean up the mess, but no matter how hard they tried, the bloody footprint stains were left behind.

It all started at the county building on Main Street just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

A man was stabbed in the shoulders.

"It definitely seems like he was in pain by the blood. Hopefully he made it okay."

Footprints marked the path Marvin Hedrick took to get help.

He went down Second Street and then took a right on Poplar Avenue.

The trail led police to Dustin Teague who authorities say still had the knife in his pocket when they arrived.

Holley Reade said the man she calls her husband was acting in self-defense after the victim attacked her.

"Not once, not twice, three times ion the face. Like I have scratches," she said.

Her account about how all this went down wasn't listed in the affidavit.

Reporter: "Right now, they're calling Marvin the victim."

Reade: "Yes. And he is a victim. He did end up getting assaulted as well. But, I am a victim too."

WREG has learned Teague has been in jail before for other violent crimes like assault, domestic violence and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Teague was charged with aggravated assault.