Man Arrested After Stabbing Roommate

blanchard 68On 06-15-18, at approx 0049hrs, officers were dispatched to the area of Corwin and Madisen in reference to a male and female banging on doors.  Officers located them in the 1000 blk of Corwin and found the male to have lacerations to his chest and arm.  The male victim stated that he arrived home to his residence in the 1100 blk of Corwin when he was met by his roommate, 68 year old James Blanchard, and a verbal argument started.  The victim said that the argument turned violent and Blanchard grabbed a knife and began slashing him.  During the altercation, Blanchard stabbed the victim in the arm and plunged the knife into the victim`s chest. The victim retreated out the front door where he pulled the knife out of his chest and fled on foot.  Blanchard was located and arrested for Aggravated Assault Family Violence and transported to jail.  The victim was treated at the hospital for his injuries, which appeared to be non-life threatening.


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