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BRPD: man charged for attempted murder after stabbing ex-girlfriend

10 months 1 week 1 day ago January 31, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Sunday, January 31 2016 January 31, 2016 3:55 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was charged with attempted second-degree murder Sunday morning after they say he swung a steak knife at his ex-girlfriend’s throat during an argument.

Baton Rouge Police say officers were dispatched to an apartment on Sycamore Drive for an assault shortly after 1:40 a.m. Sunday. At the scene, officers say they found the 38-year-old victim outside and bleeding from her face with a knife wound on her chin.

The victim told investigators that she was inside her home with another man when her former boyfriend, 53-year-old Dave Carter Jr. arrived and got into an argument over her new relationship.

The victim said the argument turned physical when Carter grabbed a steak knife, said, “You think I’m playing with you,” and pushed her toward a coach in the living room.

The victim told police that’s when he raised the knife and swung at her throat, striking her chin.

She said that Carter fled on foot after she called BRPD.

Investigators say they searched the area and found Carter walking down Beech Street with a bloody steak knife in his back pocket.

Police placed Carter under arrest and brought him back to the crime scene where the victim identified him as her attacker.

According to court documents, Carter told police that he did not stab the victim but could not explain why she had the wound on her chin.

Police transported Carter to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged him with attempted second-degree murder.

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