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Gonzales man arrested after allegedly stabbing victim during argument

6 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, October 29 2017 Oct 29, 2017 October 29, 2017 12:20 PM October 29, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - A 71-year-old Gonzales man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a man during an argument over money.

According to the Gonzales Police Department, on Saturday, Oct. 28, officers were called to St. Elizabeth Hospital where a 37-year-old victim was suffering from a stab wound to the center of his chest.

Detectives interviewed the victim and learned he was stabbed at a home in the 200 block of Oleana Drive, according to Gonzales PD. The residence is owned by a subject the victim identified as "OG," according to Gonzales PD.

According to the victim, he and "OG" began arguing over money. "OG," later identified as 71-year-old Kenneth Trufant, then allegedly stabbed the victim during the argument and broke the blade of the knife off in the victim's sternum, according to Gonzales PD.

The victim was taken into surgery, according to Gonzales PD. His current condition is unknown.

As a result of the investigation, Trufant was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on one count of attempted second-degree murder.

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