A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday after witnesses said he stabbed another man with whom he had been feuding for a few weeks, deputies said.
Christopher Brassette, 46, is accused of stabbing the man in the forearm during a fight Sunday at a residence in the 11000 block of Newsome Drive, causing the victim severe blood loss, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
The two witnesses were in the residence around 10 p.m. with the victim when Brassette joined them, the report says. The witnesses said Brassette recently moved in with them and both men often spent time at the residence, the report says.
The witnesses said the victim and Brassette had an argument a few week prior and had been at odds with each other. Brassette ignored the victim's attempt to speak to him and went to a bathroom, the report says. The victim followed Brassette into the bathroom, where the men fought for about 30 seconds, the report says.
The victim came out covered in blood from a forearm wound, screaming "he stabbed me," the report says.
Brassette, who witnesses told deputies was known to carry a pocket knife, ran from the residence.
The victim was taken to a hospital and medical personnel told police he lost a substantial amount of blood, the report says.
Brassette, 11929 Newsome Drive, was booked Wednesday into Parish Prison on a count of aggravated second-degree battery.