A Baton Rouge man wanted on a count of attempted second-degree murder was arrested Saturday after police pulled him over for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest.
Merlin Frazier, 30, was pulled over after officers noticed an expired license plate and a headlight out on the 2010 Chevrolet pick up truck he was driving around 11:30 p.m., the police report says.
Police noticed that he smelled strongly of alcohol and that his speech was slurred. Frazier, 4740 Aldrich Drive, then performed poorly on a sobriety test for police and refused to submit to a chemical test for intoxication, the report says.
Police found he had an active warrant on attempted second-degree murder and another on second-degree battery. A judge had issued the warrant for his arrest Sept. 9.
Frazier is accused of stabbing a man in the side, shoulder, neck and hand at 10:45 p.m. Sept. 8. The victim, who was taken to the hospital after police responded to the scene at 2363 College Drive, told investigators he was stabbed with a knife and that “he felt that Merlin was trying to kill him,” the warrant says.
No motivation was mentioned in the stabbing or the current condition of the patient.