KNOXVILLE - Knoxville police officers arrested an East Tennessee man who cut two people with a knife in an argument over a cell phone on Friday night, according to court records.
James Richard Trent, 47, of Knoxville is charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Authorities received reports of a stabbing on the 100 block of Felix Drive around 8:57 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told police Trent came on the property and accused the group of taking his cell phone, according to court records. Police said Trent cut and stabbed two victims.
The records state one of the victims, “had been stabbed at least six times in critical areas of his body.” Trent cut another victim across his face, according to court records.
Authorities took both victims to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. The Knoxville Police Department said their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Law enforcement officers found a three-inch blade on Trent.
Authorities are holding Trent in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.
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