|Drunk 'friend' stabbed in the head|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Thursday, 31 May 2012 11:58|
A north Sanderson man seriously injured when stabbed in the head during a fight with an acquaintance the evening of May 20 was named in a criminal complaint for aggravated battery and attempted robbery.
Police were called to an address in Clayton Ave. about 10:50 that evening and found Edgar Moring, 41, bleeding from facial wounds and superficial scratches about the back and arms.
Mr. Moring told Deputy Robert Simpkins he had been in a fight with Willis Hudson, 36, who lives in the same neighborhood and returned to the Moring residence after the earlier argument armed with a shotgun, attempting to rob him. An unloaded shotgun was found on the front steps.Both subjects had been drinking all that day, Mr. Moring told officers.
Deputy Simpkins said the interior of the residence, in particular the kitchen area, was blood-splattered and bore other signs of fighting including broken furniture and a window.
Police then went to the property where Mr. Hudson lives in a camper trailer and found him walking from a wooded area. He also was covered with blood, and found to be bleeding “profusely” from what was determined to be a stab wound in the temple area.
He initially said he was stabbed by Mr. Moring, then returned to his trailer and retrieved the shotgun. Police discounted that version because of lack of bloodstains at the trailer. Mr. Hudson was later flown to Shands Jacksonville.
Also retrieved from the Moring residence was a large fillet knife from the kitchen and a dark t-shirt that Mr. Hudson allegedly wrapped around his face and head when he returned to the address in the robbery attempt.
Mr. Moring told police his friend approached him with his face concealed and said “he was broke and needed money.”
In a second incident involving a gun and knives, this one in Margaretta the afternoon of May 14, a 14-year-old male was arrested for stabbing another male, age 16, during an altercation in front of a residence on Thompson Rd.
Deputy Daryl Mobley said the accused cut the victim across the upper chest after the latter, who has a Macclenny address, refused to leave the property and brandished a knife as well. The two were then separated, and the younger boy then retrieved a .38 caliber pistol from his grandfather’s bedroom inside the residence and brandished it.
The youth was charged with aggravated battery, a second-degree felony, and improper display of a firearm.
A criminal complaint for battery was filed against the other youth.