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Wedding crasher stabs guest at reception

After argument outside, suspect allegedly plunges knife in victim's stomach

June 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
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Cake was not the only thing getting cut at a wedding reception that ended in a stabbing

Cops are looking for a Bunkie man accused of stabbing a wedding guest at a reception.  The incident happened Saturday night. 

According to Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office investigators, a fight broke out around 11:40 p.m.  Deputy Chief Steven Martel says 19-year-old Dontavian Williams of Bunkie caused a disturbance at the reception.

“He was asked to leave,"Martel said.  "He was an uninvited guest.  He went outside and he and the victim began to argue.” 

The argument escalated and the suspect is accused of plunging a large knife into the stomach of the victim.  The motive is unclear, but Martel says the two people involved had previously not seen eye to eye.

“It could be apparent that those prior disagreements transferred over to the wedding reception and thus the argument and the stabbing,” said Martel.

Cops the suspect fled after the stabbing.  Regarding the victim....

“He underwent emergency surgery," Martel said.  "His condition at this time is that he is stable and it is my understanding that he is undergoing another surgery because of the severity of the wounds.” 

Martel recommends that if Williams is spotted that he is not to be confronted and to call law enforcement immediately.

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