Man charged in fatal Mt. Vernon stabbing

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. – A 37-year-old man was stabbed to death Tuesday night at the Mount Vernon Gun and Sportsman's Club.

The Jefferson County, Ill. Sheriff's Office was called to the club around 7:50 p.m. for a report of a fight and possible stabbing.

The victim, identified as Eric W. Houser was transported to Crossroads Hospital where he later died.

Police say the initial investigation indicates an altercation occurred between Houser and 47-year-old Sammy H. Kehrer outside the club. Kehrer was taken into custody later Tuesday night in the 15000 block of North Stone Lane.

Kehrer is charged with aggravated battery, and is held at the Jefferson County Jail.


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