A Waco man was arrested after he tried to run over an 18-year-old man with his car before stabbing him in the chest and abdomen early Friday morning, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Brandon Lee Carlton, 19, was arrested after police were called to a disturbance in the 1800 block of South 12th Street, where two men were reportedly fighting. Swanton said police later learned the disturbance started at Austin's on the Avenue, 719 Austin Ave., before they left the downtown club and continued fighting at 1808 S. 12th St.
Swanton said during the disturbance, Carlton, who was fighting with Clayton Dill, 18, had gotten into a car on 12th Street and tried to run Dill over. After that, the two men began to fight again.
Police said Carlton stabbed Dill multiple times in the chest and stomach. One of Dill's lungs was punctured and his abdominal cavity pierced by the stabbing, Swanton said.
Emergency medical responders took Dill to a local hospital, where he was taken into surgery. Swanton said Dill is expected to recover fully.
Swanton said he did not know anything about the relationship between Carlton and Dill.
Police investigating the assault learned Carlton's address, went to his home and arrested him on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Carlton remained in the McLennan County Jail on Friday afternoon with a bond listed at $20,000.