A restaurant manager told authorities that he “thought he was going to die” when a disgruntled employee attacked him at work around noon Sunday.
A restaurant manager told authorities that he “thought he was going to die” when a disgruntled employee attacked him at work around noon Sunday. Chance Jordan “C.J.” Myrick was at home Monday recovering from injuries he received after being stabbed twice with a knife and kicked in the face by an employee. The assault took place at McDonald’s Restaurant in Chillicothe. The suspect, Nathan Caleb Osborne, 30, has since been charged with assault in the first degree (a Class A felony), and armed criminal action (an unclassified felony). Both charges could carry a life sentence. Osborne is incarcerated on a $250,000 cash-only bond. Myrick, who has been employed with McDonald’s since 2012, was the manager in charge Sunday when he allegedly told an employee to end his shift due to an ensuing argument, Myrick’s wife, Hannah, told the Constitution-Tribune. Myrick was taken to Hedrick Medical Center where he received stitches for stab wounds to the back of his neck and on his shoulder. He also received stitches above the eye where he was kicked. Myrick’s injuries were consistent with video footage taken at the scene and statements from several witnesses, according to the statement of probable cause filed with Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren. According to the probable cause statement, Myrick told police that management was sending Osborne home from work and he became upset. They were face-to-face and Osborne reportedly pulled his arm back and stabbed Myrick in the back of the neck, pulled the knife back again and stabbed Myrick in the back left shoulder blade. Myrick walked away, knelt down and Osborne kicked him in the face. “Mr. Myrick stated that he tought he was going to die, so he was running to the office where he knew he would be safe and secure,” stated the officer filing the probable cause statement. According to the probable cause statement, police officers observed blood on multiple areas of the floor in the back cooking area. They were told that Osborne stabbed Department Manager Myrick in the neck and back and kicked him in the face. An attempt was made to subdue Osborne, however, he ran from the business. An individual was able to obtain the knife from Osborne’s waistline. The knife was a SOG fixed blade, four-inch knife with what appeared to be blood on it, according to the statement. The statement also reported that while officers were en route to the scene, they learned that the suspect ran west from the restaurant and was last observed in a field near the 1000 block of West Business 36 Highway. The restaurant was closed for the rest of the day and reopened Monday morning.