Police charge man in south Nashville barn stabbing murder

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3:21pm
Staff reports
Edward Wise 

Police have charged Edward W. Wise with criminal homicide following the stabbing death of another man early Wednesday morning in south Nashville.

Wise, 45, allegedly stabbed 37-year-old David Ross inside a barn at 232 Franklin Limestone Road where the two were visiting a homeless man, staying inside the barn with permission from the property owner.

According to police, Wise and Ross got into an argument at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and started wrestling on a mattress inside the barn. Police said Wise stabbed Ross during the scuffle, cutting his leg and causing him to lose a significant amount of blood.

Ross died at the scene.

Wise allegedly left the scene but was picked up by police a short time later as he walked along Franklin Limestone Road. Police said Wise had blood on his clothing as well as on a pocketknife in his possession.

Wise is being held in lieu of $1 million bond pending a hearing.