A 59-year-old stabbed a man Sunday evening during a game of horseshoes at Crystal Valley Estates Mobile Home Park, according to testimony Monday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Jarvis Charles McTyre, 59, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault in connection with the incident that left a man with non-life-threatening injuries. He was ordered held in the Muscogee County Jail under bonds totaling $30,000.
Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
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Columbus police were called to the Crystal Valley Estates Mobile Home Park at 6023 Crystal Drive around 6:35 p.m. Sunday to investigate a stabbing.
They found the victim lying on the ground bleeding with towels on his body. He was treated at the Midtown Medical Center and released.
The victim told officers he was watching two people play a game of horseshoes when McTyre asked him to visit his residence. He denied his invitation and McTyre allegedly became aggressive.
“Mr. McTyre then approached him in his face in an aggressive manner and stated, ‘What’s all this junk you’re talking about?’” Officer John Duncan testified.
Police said McTyre then slapped the victim, leading to a fight between the two men. McTyre allegedly stabbed the man three times during the altercation.
McTyre was taken into custody on the scene. He allegedly told police he stabbed the man with a box cutter after he noticed he was losing the fight.