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Ashland man jailed for allegedly stabbing his brother multiple times

ASHLAND, La. - An Ashland man is behind bars charged with stabbing his brother, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Al Dennie Swiney, 63, was taken into custody after NPSO deputies responded to a Tuesday afternoon call and found a male covered in blood suffering from what appeared to be lacerations to his right shoulder, back, abdomen, and a stab wound to his hip walking in the yard. 

Just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a 911 call from an elderly female requesting Sheriff’s Office assistance at her residence in the 200 block of Swiney Road near Ashland, La.

While talking with the victim, deputies learned that he and his brother identified as Swiney were involved in a physical altercation when Swiney produced a knife allegedly cutting and stabbing the victim.

The victim was transported to Christus Coushatta Health Care Center with non-life threatening injuries, while Swiney was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division for an interview.

A patrol deputy and detective interviewed Swiney, where he confessed to the cutting his brother, because, Swiney said, his brother was using his tools without permission.

Swiney had a laceration under his eye due to the fight was treated at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, and then transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on a charge of  Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

Deputies M. Giamonne, Sgt. John Augustus and Deputy K. Lewis were assisted by Lt. M. Wilson and a Detective Kilpatrick in the arrest.

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