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October 24, 2014

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Crime:

Homeless man stabbed in the neck after argument in stable condition; accused in jail

A man accused of stabbing another man in the back of the neck after an argument over stolen money was arrested by Metro Police on Saturday.

Raymond Jackson, 27, was arrested on one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

Metro responded to the stabbing at about 1 a.m. Saturday at Siegel Suites, 4823 Boulder Highway. Officers arrived to find a 21-year-old homeless man bleeding and unable to move. The man was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition, according to a Metro arrest report.

On Friday night, the victim told police, the homeless man got into an argument with a man later identified as Jackson, whom he knew from doing methamphetamine together. He said he was trying to sell his pipe, but Jackson wanted to borrow it instead, the report said.

The two were arguing when Jackson pulled out a knife. Because the altercation drew attention of others in the area, Jackson returned the pipe, put away the knife and began following the victim, the report said.

The two men walked to a Rebel Gas Station, where the victim went inside to escape Jackson. When he walked out, Jackson came up from behind and stabbed him, the report said.

The victim later identified Jackson as the man who stabbed him, and surveillance video showed Jackson with the victim at the gas station.

Jackson admitted to knowing the victim, whom he accused of stealing money from him. He also said he was sorry for what he did and was glad the homeless man survived.

Jackson was booked into Clark County Detention Center.

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