Friday, June 17, 2016

Man Dies, Man Charged in Stabbing


Hank Shouse, a Fort Thomas resident is currently in the Campbell County Detention Center and has been charged with First Degree Manslaughter after killing his long-time acquaintance, Donnie Smith. Credit: CCDC. 
On Thursday, June 16, 2016 just before 2:30 p.m., Fort Thomas Police responded to a report of a stabbing in front of Fort Thomas Pizza on S. Fort Thomas Avenue.

An argument between two subjects, both from Fort Thomas, and acquaintances, escalated from a verbal argument when Hank Shouse, 49, pulled a knife and stabbed Donnie Smith, 49. 

Smith was transported to UC Hospital where he died. Hank Shouse has been charged with Manslaughter 1st and lodged in the Campbell County Detention Center.

The alleged perpetrator, Shouse, is a man who police describe as "someone they know well." Smith and Shouse, who both grew up and lived in Fort Thomas, had known each other since the second grade.

Shouse's previous mugshots before the fatal stabbing yesterday. 
Witnesses on scene said that the two had a verbal altercation, which turned physical. There was a punch and then the perpetrator stabbed the victim in the stomach with a "pocket knife." The victim then stumbled into the street, where he fatally fell.

The perpetrator stayed on scene until police and emergency responders arrived.

A witness on the scene told Fort Thomas Matters that he saw the fight and that he ran over to help the man that had just been stabbed. He said he heard the victim tell him that "he was going to die."


16 comments:

  1. It should have never come to that. The prep hasn't worked for years, sleeps wherever he can and does work for the owner of the establishment where this happened.

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    1. "The Perp":
      I worked with him and helped him move into his apartment. He's a good guy. You are judgemental scum.

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  2. They were both very nice men. I know them both personally having worked right up the street for many years. I saw both of these men on a daily basis and neither ever seemed to be the type that would get involved in something like this. I'm completely shocked as are many. They were outside a bar, its obvious that alcohol was involved and things went south. Could have happened to anyone. And it's disgusting that people judge others from what meets the eye. Neither of these men deserved what happened, and for rude people to say good, a couple less bums on the street or dope heads or whatever is disgusting. Shouldn't we be striving to help one another not kill one another... Keep it classy Skaggs, you're also in my prayers.

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    1. I want to thank you for your comments. This should not have happen. The comments about dope heads is very untrue. He was my boyfriend and he had a couple of beers at home. Don was not drunk it takes more than that to make him that way. They have exchanged words many time thru the years but don't everybody have those days. Hank didn't have to kill him.

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  3. Get you facts straight, people! Hank didn't have a drug habit, the other guy was nuts! He assaulted Hank, then came back for more; that's when he was stabbed...self defense. Hank had a job and had a home. The mug shots above were for traffic mischief, failure to show in court, and fun stuff legal in Taiwan, Las Vegas, and Reno.

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    1. Don does not have a drug habit either. He had five kids he had his house paid for. He took his 401 k plan from a job in Vincennes where he worked for ten years. He was walking away when hank called him back and that is when he stabbed him. Hank lived with us for many years. Donny has worked hard for what he has. I know because we have been together for twelve years. So why don't you get your facts straight before you start judging someone.


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    2. Did Donny have a brother named Jeff Turner?

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    3. Did Donny have a brother named Jeff Turner?

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    4. hey dena it was the donny we know how sad he was a great person back in the day when we hung with him n jeff n donnie burdine .so so sad rip donny

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    5. hey dena it is the donny we knew back in the day so sad to hear this r.i.p donny and johnetta sorry for ur loss tell jeff dena and debbie r sorry for his loss as well..

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  4. U have no compassion don't know them but he was a human being some day he might have changed his life 4 the better he never got the chance

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    1. He was trying to change. we was gonna leave and go to Vincennes on Friday to see his kids for fathers day but they where cheated of that and instead they have to come up here to bury their father.

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  5. Wow, nice language on FTM.

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  6. Hank was/is a good guy. I worked with him for quite some time. He was actually one of the few people in this world that could make me laugh. My thoughts are with you Hank!!

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  7. I knew Hank very well my niece dated him they broke up Hank threatened her and her family for years after slit her tires left threatening notes on her car it went on for years told me at Ft. Pizza six months ago he wanted to kill my brother in law if he ever seen him out in his yard in Villa Hills he put them through hell only because she broke up with him Hank was in our family for five years so I knew him very well he was nice but...

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  8. hank was a mean little turd ever since he was a teenager, he wanted to be a killer back then but lacked any guts to join the army, hank was a wanna be army man. Cold blooded killed Donnie.

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