Recently released man wanted for questioning in stabbing death in Cullman

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Nathan Winston Stephens (Alabama Department of Corrections)

CULLMAN, Ala. – A man was killed in a stabbing overnight in Cullman, and the Cullman Police Department is searching for Nathan Winston Stephens, 43, in connection with the crime.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick identified the victim as Herndon Self, Jr., 56, of Hanceville.

Stephens was denied parole in August of this year. It is unclear at this time why he was released from prison prior to Saturday night’s incident.

Stephens is described as being a white male, 5’6″, 180, bald, with sleeve tattoos.

If you have any information about the crime or Stephens’ whereabouts, call the CPD at 256-734-1434.

According to Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper, the stabbing occurred before 11 p.m. Saturday night.

“We received a call about a stabbing,” he said. “The victim had been taken to Cullman Regional emergency room, where he was declared dead.”

He continued, “Apparently an acquaintance of his, they got into an argument inside a vehicle, which led to the stabbing, so we’re looking for that person. His name is Nathan Winston Stephens.”

Culpepper said the stabbing occurred inside the vehicle, and Stephens jumped out at a red light. There were two other people in the vehicle at the time, in addition to Stephens and Self. It was one of those people who drove Self to the emergency room.

This story will be updated.

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W.C. Mann

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