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Mother faces charges for allegedly instigating fight that ended with 4 stabbed

Joycelyn Carter (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Joycelyn Carter (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A mother is behind bars for allegedly starting a fight that sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds on Tuesday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said Joycelyn Carter, 32, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder and principle second-degree aggravated battery. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Officers were called to a home on Byron Street around 3:45 p.m. because a woman was suffering from a stab wound to her back.

"The victim was transported to the hospital, but was unable to say who stabbed her," said Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD. "The officer learned that three other victims were located at another hospital."

The officer spoke to the additional victims, who identified Carter as the instigator of the conflict.

"The officer was advised there had been a prior altercation with a member of Carter's family. The witnesses say Joycelyn arrived at the house on Byron Street with three carloads of people, including her two children," Coppola added.

Carter allegedly confronted the people living at the home and things got heated. At some point, a brawl erupted and a girl who was among Carter's group allegedly stabbed the four victims.

Detectives reported that during questioning, Carter admitted to going to the house, which led to the argument. Carter and the girl were both arrested.

Officials were unable to state whether additional arrests were made in connection with the case.

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