Tuesday, June 12, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after an argument with his roommate Monday night.
The argument started in their home on Cedar Street when the victim told his roommate, Crawford Jackson, that his feet smelled.
The victim says Jackson started yelling and calling him names before he pulled out a camouflage knife and started swinging it, cutting the victim's finger. Jackson allegedly jabbed the knife three times into the victim's stomach but barely broke his skin.
Jackson told officers a slightly different story. He said as soon as he got home from work, his roommate started yelling and threatening him. Jackson says he thought his roommate was going to attack him and was afraid for his safety, which is why he pulled out knife. He said he attacked his roommate because he wanted to get away from him. He fled the home and had someone call the Sheriff's Office.
Jackson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during a crime.