JPD: Man faces charge in stabbing

JPD: Man faces charge in stabbing

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man faces a domestic battery offense after police went to a home Tuesday night in regards to a stabbing, Jonesboro police said Wednesday.

Adrian Dewayne Clark of Jonesboro was cited with third-degree domestic battery Wednesday.

According to the police report, officers went to a home in the 800 block of West Matthews Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday due to the stabbing. Officer Natha Ivy spoke with Clark, who said Jeffery L. Clark stabbed him with a knife and was inside the home.

Police later found Jeffery L. Clark and detained him, the report said.

Ivy said he then spoke with Adrian Dewayne Clark about the incident.

"(Adrian Dewayne Clark) advised me that he accidentally kicked the chair that Jeffery L. Clark was sitting in, while eating, when he came in from work," Ivy said. "(Adrian Dewayne Clark) stated that they got into a verbal argument and (Jeffery L. Clark) struck him."

Adrian Dewayne Clark told police that he then struck him back, causing both of them to fall to the ground, police said.

"(Adrian Dewayne Clark) stated that (Jeffery L. Clark) then grabbed a knife that fell off the table as they went to the ground," Ivy said. "(Adrian Dewayne Clark) advised they struggled for the knife and (Jeffery L. Clark) attempted to stab him."

Ivy then saw a small tear on Adrian Dewayne Clark's left thumb that was not bleeding, the report noted.

Police later spoke with Jeffery L. Clark.

Jeffery L. Clark told police he was eating in the kitchen, when Adrian Dewayne Clark walked by and kicked his chair, the report stated.

"He (Jeffery L. Clark) told the suspect that he could say excuse me and the two began arguing," Ivy said in the report. "(Jeffery L. Clark) stated the suspect then took him to the ground, also knocking a steak knife off the table and got on top of him. The victim (Jeffery L. Clark) stated that the two of them then began to struggle over the knife, causing the blade to cut him in the palm of his left hand."

Ivy said police took both statements and made a decision on the issue.

"Due to statements made to me by all parties, it appeared that (Adrian Dewayne Clark) was the aggressor in the incident," Ivy said.

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