Man's head sliced open trying to break up lovers' quarrel

Man's head sliced open trying to break up lovers' quarrel

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces a felony battery charge after police say he stabbed a man who tried to break up a fight between him and his girlfriend.

Friday morning police responded to an apartment in the 1700-block of Henry Street. When they arrived, they learned the suspect, 21-year-old Gyeon D. Porter, had already left the scene.

They found the victim bleeding from the forehead.

According to court documents, the man said Porter and his girlfriend had been staying at the residence and had been arguing.

When the argument escalated, the man stepped in and "tried to stop Porter from being aggressive toward his girlfriend."

A fight then broke out between the two men.

According to the affidavit, Porter was holding a kitchen knife when he swung his fist at the victim, cutting him on the forehead. The victim "sustained a large gash on his forehead that required stitches."

Following the fight, Porter and his girlfriend left the scene.

A detective later contacted Porter and took him to the police department for an interview. At that time Porter reportedly admitted fighting with the other man "but did not specifically remember cutting him."

Friday afternoon Porter appeared before Craighead County District Court Judge Keith Blackman who found probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery, a Class D felony.

If convicted, Porter could be sentenced to as much as six years in prison and fined up to $10,000.

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