POLICE: Louisville man arrested after argument over meth prompts stabbing
Police say the victim was punched -- and then the suspect pulled a hunting knife.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed another man with a hunting knife during an argument over methamphetamine.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Tuesday, May 1, just before 2 a.m., at a home in the 1300 block of Cleo Avenue, in a subdivision just east of the intersection of Preston Highway and Gilmore Lane.
Police say a Louisville Metro Police officer was sent to the home after someone reported that there was trouble at that location.
According to the arrest report, the victim, a man, told officers that he believed the suspect, 61-year-old Thomas Allen, had stolen a gram of meth from him. When the victim went to search Allen's backpack, Allen allegedly punched him in the face, causing his mouth to bleed.
Police say Allen then grabbed a hunting knife and stabbed the victim in the back.
EMS officials examined the victim and said he'd have to be hospitalized and would likely need emergency surgery. The victim was taken to University Hospital.
Allen was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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