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MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) -
A fight in Moss Bluff leaves
a man stabbed in the back and another man in jail.
It's a familiar house to
the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, and the man arrested isn't a stranger to
Sheriff Tony Mancuso says
this morning's incident started over drugs.
Just before 9:30 Monday morning, a
fight broke out at 1214 Musser Street in Moss Bluff. Twenty-seven-year-old
Alexander Ballard, a repeat offender, was arrested and charged with aggravated
"After the fight was over, he ended up
going after one of them with a knife and stabbing him in the back, with a
knife," said Sheriff Mancuso.
The male victim was transported to a
local hospital and later released, but Sheriff Mancuso says this is what
happens when drugs get involved.
"The problem with this type of
situation is, you've got all of these people who are not exactly society's best
who are fighting, and one gets stabbed," said Sheriff Mancuso.
Witnesses are giving deputies a
variety of scenarios of the incident.
"I'm not sure we'll ever get the complete
story, the truthful story," said Sheriff Mancuso. "We've got bits and pieces.
Some make sense to us, some don't."
Sheriff Mancuso says they're trying to
keep their own names clean.
"That's what makes some of these cases
so tough sometimes," said Sheriff Mancuso. "When you get a situation like this
one, where we believe it's drug related, all parties involved don't want to get
in trouble, therefore they're all telling us a different story."
The location of the stabbing is a home
very familiar to sheriff's office deputies.
"We have been out to this house about
18 or 19 times over the past year, ranging from thefts to removing subjects to
vehicle thefts, we've had numerous calls out there," said Sheriff Mancuso. "Sometimes
in cases like this, it's just a matter of time."
He says there's not much law
enforcement can do to prevent crime from happening at the home.
"Anytime drug or alcohol are involved,
unless we're staying there babysitting them, which we're not going to do, no, I
don't think we can prevent this," said Sheriff Mancuso. "That's just bad people
hurting bad people."
Ballard's criminal history includes several theft
charges, drug charges, damage to property and domestic abuse.
Sheriff Mancuso says the investigation is
ongoing and more charges may come since there were several other individuals at
the home involved in the altercation.
He said they most likely would be
misdemeanors, but he also said there's always a chance Ballard's charges may be