Harrison County 9-year old allegedly stabs man in back

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:39am

Harrison County deputies are investigating an incident where a 9-year old allegedly stabbed a man.
It happened Monday night shortly after 8 p.m. in the 6200 block of FM 9 South.

Harrison County 911 operators received a call regarding a stabbing victim needing assistance as he was driving himself to a hospital. He was told to stop until deputies and medical personnel arrived to his location.
When authorities made it to him, it was discovered that the person had a stab wound to his back. The victim was identified as 24-year old J.V. Wilkins III.

Wilkins told deputies the incident happened about 15-20 minutes earlier at a house on FM 9 South. Deputies released the victim to medical personnel and returned to the address given and found several people at the scene.
During interviews, law enforcement learned the victim had come to the residence seeking his ex-girlfriend, 26-year old Stephanie Powell, and her new boyfriend, Joe Lewis.

When he arrived, an argument started after the victim allegedly jumped on the hood of the car belonging to Ms. Powell and made a statement about getting a gun and “Shooting you”. The remark was believed to have been made to the ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Ms. Powell told deputies Wilkins had been texting her repeatedly making threats, and she knew the victim carried a gun. The 9-year old son of Ms Powell then came into the house after the victim left and admitted to his mother that he had just stabbed the Wilkins before he drove away.

The mother says she did not see the stabbing and never saw her son with a knife.
Wilkins was flown to a Shreveport hospital. His condition unknown. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.



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