GONZALES — A Gonzales-area man remained in Ascension Parish jail Friday on aggravated second-degree battery, accused of stabbing a woman earlier in the week during an argument over money.
Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said in a news release Friday that Gregory Davis, 64, 2831 S. St. Landry Ave., suspected the woman had taken a large amount of money missing from his house.
At some point in the argument, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife in self-defense and walked away, Bacala said. Davis came after her and she stabbed him and tried to leave the home.
But Davis had locked the dead bolt, which required a key to open, so she could not escape. When Davis charged her, he hit her with the knife, stabbing her, Bacala said. Then she stabbed Davis again, broke a window in the home and fled.
The woman, who was not arrested, was taken to an area hospital with nonlife-threatening wounds, Bacala said.
Davis also was taken to an area hospital with small cuts to his upper and lower body before he was booked into jail Wednesday on aggravated second-degree battery and false imprisonment, Bacala said.
Bail is $60,000, Bacala said.