Man accused of stabbing woman says he 'blacked out'

Man accused of stabbing woman says he 'blacked out'

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man accused of stabbing a woman in the ankle told police he "blacked out and didn't remember anything."

Police arrested 51-year-old Billy Ray Dixon Thursday evening after they say he stabbed a 26-year-old woman in the ankle.

When officers questioned Dixon, who reportedly smelled of intoxicants, he said he was "frustrated due to several family members residing at his residence for an extended period of time."

As to the stabbing, Dixon said he blacked out and did not remember committing the crime.

His 60-year-old fiancée, however, told officers Dixon had stabbed the woman in the ankle and that the knife was still at their home in the 300-block of North Bridge.

Investigators collected the knife and placed it into evidence. They then arrested Dixon on suspicion of second-degree domestic battering and aggravated assault on a family or household member, both felonies. He's being held at the Craighead County Detention Center awaiting a probable cause hearing.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for a "small puncture wound" to her right ankle and released.

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