Two Lafayette Victims In Hospital Following Stabbing
A 29-year-old Lafayette man is facing a slew of charges, including attempted first-degree murder, following a stabbing early Saturday morning.
According to Lafayete Police spokesperson Cpl. Paul Mouton, the victims and the suspect, Thaddeus Lewis, were arguing over money after Lewis forced himself inside the Short Street home. Lewis allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and started stabbing the first victim, a 52-year-old Lafayette man.
The second victim, a 53-year-old man who tried to intervene, was hit with a board, injuring his wrist. Both men were taken to the hospital and were last listed in stable condition, Mouton said.
Lewis was located a short time later hiding underneath a home near the incident on Short Street. He was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree battery, home invasion, and resisting an officer.