Linton Man Found Guilty of Murder in 2018 Stabbing Death

(BLOOMFIELD) – A Linton man was found guilty of murder in the 2018 stabbing death of Scott White.

Andrew Damron

A jury found 26-year-old Andrew Damron guilty of the murder of 31-year-old Scott White, also of Linton. He was also found guilty of two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, obstruction of justice and false informing.

No sentencing date has been set.

Police say Damron stabbed White in the neck and chest with a 12-inch long knife on the night of November 21, 2018 during an argument in front of White’s house.

Witnesses say the argument occurred after White told Damron he wasn’t in the mood for company that day.

Police say after Damron stabbed White, got into a truck with his cousin (who had given him a ride to White’s house) and allegedly licked the blood from the knife as he sat in the truck. Damron told the driver to drive away or he would kill him too.

Police were called to White’s home on Fifth Street in Linton around 9 p.m. after White’s girlfriend called 911 reporting that White was bleeding from the neck and was unconscious but still breathing.

White’s girlfriend did not see the stabbing which happened outside of the home. After the stabbing, White walked back into the home, saying he needed help and that Andy Damron had stabbed him.

Officers administered first aid and he was transported by ambulance to Greene County General Hospital. A short time later, White died in the emergency room.

Police arrested Damron about an hour after the incident after they found him hiding in a closet in the home of his brother. Police say the stabbing was captured on White’s video surveillance.

Damron was charged with murder, false informing, obstruction of justice and two counts of intimidation.

A jury found Damron guilty on all charges. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

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