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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A 26-year-old New Albany man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing Saturday night.
According to a news release from Maj. Keith Whitlow with the New Albany Police Department, Charles A. Jecker, who told arresting officers he lives in the city-at-large, is charged with stabbing 32-year-old Scott M. Powers, 32, of Clarksville around 9 a.m. Saturday as the two were arguing in a parked car near the White Castle in the 1700 block of East Spring Street.
A female who was with Powers drove Powers to Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany; he was later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. Powers underwent emergency surgery at University Hospital for a chest wound. Police say he is expected to recover.
Jecker is facing preliminary charges of aggravated battery, a class B felony, as well as possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony.
During the investigation Jecker was identified as a suspect and New Albany officers learned that he had outstanding robbery warrants in Clark County, Indiana. Officers arrested Jecker at a home in the 4300 block of Grant Line Road in New Albany.
While being interviewed at New Albany Police Headquarters, police say they found meth on him.