A Port Barre teen is in jail charged with aggravated second-degree battery after police say he stabbed a man multiple times. According to police, the teen has a history of violent offenses.
Port Barre police say a 47-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times on Wednesday while attempting to retrieve a loaned cellphone from a residence. The victim told police that the 15-year-old began cursing at him and approached him aggressively, repeatedly stabbing him.
The man received stab wounds to his upper back and arms. Police say the man was able to escape and stopped at the Acadiana Practitioners office for help. From there, the man was transported to Opelousas General. He was later released.
The 15-year-old was arrested and booked on a charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery and was placed under temporary court authorized emergency detention at the Port Barre Jail. The teen has been sent to the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center.
On Tuesday, police say they were called to the teen’s residence because he allegedly committed battery on his 18-year-old sister. According to police, when they arrived the teen allegedly attempted to punch an officer and resisted arrest. He was booked on battery and assault charges on Tuesday but was released due to limited space in the detention center.
Port Barre Police say the teenager has been arrested numerous times for criminal activity like burglaries, thefts, firearm-related crimes, and drugs. Another previous arrest for aggravated assault came after the teen allegedly tried to stab another child at a baseball game.
Port Barre Police Cheif Deon Boudreaux says that the teen did spend time in a detention center after being arrested dozens of times but was released several months ago.