Police: Fight over gas money ends with stabbing

Police: Fight over gas money ends with stabbing

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A fight over gas money ended with a stabbing and one person arrested, police say.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident happened on May 17 shortly before 4 a.m. The report says the two men began arguing in a vehicle while located in the 4000 block of North 38th St.

"During the argument [Jeffery Allen Upkins, 35] pulled out a pocket knife from his left pocket," the officer noted in the report. "At that time, and in fear of being stabbed, the victim punched [Upkins] in the face. [Upkins] then began to repeatedly stab the victim in the back, left side and left leg with the pocket knife causing serious injury to the victim."

The officer states that the victim was able to pin [Upkins] to the front driver side door and a witness helped to end the attack.

The victim was treated at a local hospital. His injuries included multiple cuts and stab wounds, a punctured lung and a fracture to his right hand.

At the same time police were responding to the scene where the alleged stabbing took place, officers were contacted by Upkins, who claimed he was cut during an attack.

Upkins was arrested on May 31 and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for aggravated second-degree battery. His bond is set at $20,000.

The report did not indicate why there was a delay for arrest between the day of the incident and when he was booked into the prison.

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