Patrolman James Smarr was dispatched to the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma at 9:07 after David E. Russell, 35, was brought in to be treated for a stab wound to the lower-chest area, according to police.
Russell, according to Smarr's report, went to a man's apartment to ask about the $50 he was owed. A fist fight ensued and the suspect then accused Russell of talking to his girlfriend.
After a few minutes of fighting, Russell said he went downstairs, but yelled that he still wanted his money, according to statements given to Smarr.
The man came downstairs and the scrap continued, according to the report, and the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Russell.
Russell was apparently not aware at first that he had been stabbed, the report stated, and friends took him to the hospital after he said his chest hurt and he noticed blood.
Smarr and Sgt. Carrie Wyrick went to the apartment complex and found several drops of blood. The alleged stabber was not found, but Smarr learned he may have gone to a home in the 900 block of West Texas Street, according to police.
The officers went to the home and Sgt. Wyrick captured the suspect in the backyard. According to police, the suspect's girlfriend walked up the patrol car and asked if he knew why he was under arrest. Police said the suspect replied “For stabbing David.”
The 27-year-old suspect was booked into the Bryan County Jail. The District Attorney's Office will be reviewing the report to determine charges.