Linton Man Rejects Plea Deal in Murder Case

(BLOOMFIELD) – The man accused of murdering a Linton man rejected a plea deal.

Andrew Damron

According to Greene County court documents, 25-year-old Andrew Damron of Linton is charged with the murder of 31-year-old Scott White, also of Linton. Police say Damron stabbed White in the neck with a 12-inch long knife on the night of November 21, 2018.

Police say after Damron stabbed White, he 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.

He is facing felony charges of murder, two counts of intimidation using a deadly weapon, obstruction of justice and a misdemeanor charge of false informing.

On Thursday, in a hearing in Superior Court Damron rejected the negotiated plea deal. Judge Dena Martin set the case for a jury trial in January 2020.