Roommate dispute leads to kitchen knife stabbing
BATON ROUGE - A man faces an attempted second degree murder charge after he stabbed one of his roommates with a kitchen knife during an argument, according to BRPD.
Police said they arrested 51-year-old Todd Banks after they received reports that Banks stabbed a 53-year-old man who lived in the same house on E. Upland Avenue during a verbal dispute.
Authorities confirmed Banks stabbed the man multiple times in the head and upper body with a large kitchen knife.
Officers said a third occupant of the house jumped into the fray and chased the victim around the house with a wooden bedpost.
The victim was able to get the weapon away from the second attacker, but was pushed to the ground and received further injuries from punches and kicks.
Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment and was listed in "serious" condition based on his injuries.
Both accused men were taken into custody, and Banks was taken to the Violent Crimes Unit to be interviewed by detectives.
Detectives who interviewed Banks said he admitted to being involved in a verbal dispute with the victim and confirmed that he stabbed the man multiple times while they were in their shared residence.
Banks was booked into the Parish Prison. There was no mention of charges issued for the second attacker.