Saturday morning, just before 1:00 am, CPD Officers responded to 126 Poplar St. for a reported stabbing.
On scene, the officers spoke with Roosevelt Porter, who said a man from down the street had stabbed him in the chest.
He displayed the cut, saying again that he’d been stabbed. [Porter had a long laceration across his chest, but it looked more like a scrape than anything done with a knife. – JD]
Porter didn’t know the man’s name, but walked officers down the block to where he lived. At the house in question, officers spoke with a black man who identified himself as Willie Murray. Murray admitted to having been in a scuffle with Porter, but said he had only scratched Porter with a fingernail while grabbing at his shirt. [Officers were told that Porter and Murray had an long-standing disagreement which led to the fight. – JD]
Porter was seen to by EMS but refused to go to the hospital. He did not want to press charges against Murray, saying that he “just wanted his bike back”. Murray retrieved the bike from his yard and both men were told to keep their distance from each other.0