PAPD: Charges won’t be filed after report of woman stabbing father of their child

Published 12:27 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Charges will not be filed in a stabbing that left a local man with a superficial wound, Port Arthur Police said.

The 39-year-old male victim from Port Arthur is an acquaintance of the female who allegedly stabbed him in the lower torso area Friday night, Det. Mike Hebert said.

The two have a child together.

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The male went to the apartment where the female was and a verbal altercation turned physical and the male was stabbed, Hebert said.

The male was conscious and speaking with officers when they arrived at 10:35 p.m. Friday.

He was taken to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and released a short time later.

Charges will not be filed in the stabbing, police said.

“He was adamant he did not want to file charges,” Hebert said.

Hebert said this was not a family violence situation, hence the reason for the decision not to file charges. Had it been family violence and the two were a couple living together, charges could have been filed.

Sgt. Shawn Perron said detectives responded Friday to survey the scene and speak with involved parties.

PAPD’s forensic unit was also summoned to photographically document the crime scene and collect pertinent evidence for review.