Apr 12, 2013 5:17 PM by Press Release

Lake Charles man accused of attempted 2nd degree murder

LAKE CHARLES - A 59-year-old Lake Charles man has been hospitalized from a head injury he suffered after the person he was allegedly stabbing defended himself with a shovel. 

Authorities say On April 10, at 3:15 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a mobile home on Highway 3059 in reference to a disturbance.

According to deputies, Alvin Sylvester, Jr., went to the home belonging to his estranged wife, broke several windows of the home and threatened to kill the occupants of the home. Sylvester fled on foot before deputies arrived.

At 7:00 a.m. deputies responded to the residence again in reference to a stabbing, according to authorities.

Deputies say Sylvester had returned to the mobile home armed with two knives. Sylvester allegedly stabbed the friend of Sylvester's estranged wife, causing an arterial bleed and breaking a bone in his arm. Medical emergency personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.

During the altercation, Sylvester allegedly suffered a head injury after being hit with a shovel by the victim in an effort to defend himself. Sylvester was transported to a Lafayette hospital for treatment, according to authorities.

During further investigation, deputies discovered Sylvester's estranged wife has an active protective order against him.

Upon release from the hospital, Sylvester will be arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with attempted second degree murder; violation of a protective order; and simple criminal damage to property.

Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $550,000.



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