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January 5, 2014

Man arrested after alleged face stabbing of brother

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man sustained stabbing injuries to his face that he allegedly received from his brother after an altercation Sunday morning, police said.

Clayton Johnson, 38, of Terre Haute had a laceration to his left cheek and was treated at Union Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. His brother, Aaron Johnson, 34, also of Terre Haute, allegedly used a knife in the incident and was later charged with battery and serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon, according to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded to a stabbing in the 5000 block of E. Haythorne Avenue, the residence of the person who reported the incident, according to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner told police that an unknown male came to his door at approximately 1:20 a.m., bleeding profusely from the face. Clayton Johnson allegedly told the homeowner that his brother had cut him in the face for an unknown reason, according to police.

Police said Clayton Johnson verbally identified his brother as the suspect to law enforcement. The suspect, Aaron Johnson, was located in the victim’s truck, which was stopped in the roadway on Haythorne Avenue about 900 feet from the reporting person’s address. The suspect was seated in the drivers seat with a small lock-blade knife on his person, according to police, and had a blood alcohol content of .268 percent.

Both brothers had been consuming alcohol, police said.

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