Natchitoches man critical after stabbing; Many man charged

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A Natchitoches Parish man is in Ochsner LSU Health fighting for his life after being stabbed late Sunday night by a Sabine Parish man, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Darrius L. Sweet of Many, La., was arrested this morning in connection with the multiple stabbing of a male friend of his former girlfriend.

Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, NPSO deputies responded to reports of a stabbing in the 100 block of Francis Street near Natchitoches.

When they arrived, deputies discovered the a 20-year-old male standing outside the residence suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim was transported from the scene by Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS to the Medical Center in serious condition with life-threatening injuries and from there was transferred to Shreveport.

During the initial stages of the investigation, detectives photographed, processed the crime scene and spoke to several witnesses.

In the course of the investigation, deputies learned Sweet allegedly went to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, and while there, Sweet allegedly approached a vehicle his ex-girlfriend was sitting in, entered the vehicle committing a battery on her then pulled her out of the vehicle dragging her on the ground. 

Sweet then reportedly entered the residence and stabbed her male friend multiple times in the back and head, fleeing before deputies arrived at the scene.

Detectives identified Sweet as a suspect and obtained criminal warrants signed by a Tenth Judicial District Court Judge for his arrest.

Natchitoches deputies traveled to Sabine Parish and transported Sweet, 20, of the 100 block of Poppy Lane in Many, to the Natchitoches Detention Center where he was booked and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Home Invasion and Battery on a Dating Partner.

Sweet remains in Natchitoches Detention Center without bond. Detective Darrel Winder is case agent.

Natchitoches Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents also issued citations to four individuals at the scene for Simple Possession of Marijuana.   They were released pending their court appearances.

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