Man accused of stabbing neighbor during money dispute

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly stabbed his neighbor during an argument, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Willie Evans Jr. was arrested on the charges of battery resulting in bodily injury and intimidation.

On Saturday, South Bend Police officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of South Chestnut Street for a report of a possible stabbing.

At the scene, officers spoke with the victim, who said he was stabbed in the upper thigh of his left leg.

The victim said his neighbor, Evans, stabbed him, and that Evans was still inside the residence.

Evans exited the residence and was detained.

Officers found no weapons on him, according to reports.

During a pat-down, Evans moved around a lot and was yelling at the victim and police, reports said.

The victim showed officers the wound, which did not appear to be bleeding at the time. Medics treated his wound at the scene.

The victim said Evans was arguing with him over money. As the victim walked out of his apartment, Evans confronted him, reports said.

During the argument, Evans allegedly stabbed the victim in the leg with a medium-sized kitchen knife that had a silver handle.

Officers got a search warrant for Evans' residence and found two knives under a blanket on a couch, according to reports.

One of the knives was a large kitchen knife with a wooden handle.

The other was a medium kitchen knife with a black and silver handle.

Before Evans was taken from the scene by police, officers heard him threaten to kill the victim, reports said.

Evans is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail on a $3,000 bond.

He is due back in court on September 22.

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