Two roommates should probably work on getting separate apartments after an argument led to one of the men landing in the emergency room with a stab wound through his left hand and other injuries, according to a Denton police report.
At 9:50 p.m. Saturday, an officer went to a hospital’s emergency room to interview the victim, who was stabbed by his roommate, the report stated.
The patient told the officer that he and his roommate got into an argument, but because he was intoxicated, he couldn’t remember what they argued about. The patient reported that he attempted to apologize to his roommate after cooling off, but his roommate pushed him down into a chair, pulled out a knife and thrust it though his hand.
In his report, the officer noted the young man’s injuries, which included the stab wound, several cuts to his chest and deep cuts along the man’s left shoulder.
After leaving the hospital, the officer went to the apartment in the 2100 block of Stella Street to visit the roommate, who gave his version of the story, which excluded any details about the stabbing, the report stated.
When the officer asked the man why he forgot to mention that information, he told the officer he didn’t think it was significant because he was attacked first.
In the roommate’s room, where the attack took place, the officer reported finding a pipe containing what appeared to be marijuana residue.
Officers arrested the roommate and charged him with aggravated assault, causing bodily injury and possession of marijuana, the report stated.
1000 block of East McKinney Street — A convenience store clerk thought one of his regular customers was joking when he told him, “I don’t want any trouble. I just want all the money,” according to a Denton crime report. The man then pulled a gun, the clerk reported.
The clerk told police he never thought one of his regular customers would rob him. The robber pointed the gun at the clerk the entire time while customers continued to shop, unaware of the robbery, the report stated.
Before the man left, he told the clerk, “You’re a good man,” the report stated.
The clerk told police that the man stole between $120 and $140.
The man’s face was uncovered and caught on the store’s security camera, which was obtained by police for evidence.
At the time of the report, police were still searching for the suspect.
— John D. Harden
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.