A 22-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after stabbing another man in the shoulder at The Autoport on South Atherton Street, the State College Police Department said.
William Douglas Dixon, of South Carolina, faces charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault, according to court documents.
Police said two men were found arguing in the stairwell of the second floor at the Autoport where Dixon resides.
When police arrived, they identified blood on the T-shirt of one of the men, police said. This man would go on to be the person who Dixon stabbed, as police identified a four-inch cut on his left shoulder, police said.
Upon being asked what happened, the person who was assaulted told police that the man down the hall stabbed him, police said.
Police proceeded to move down the hall and identified Dixon, who had blood droplets on the door of his room, as well as on the floor around the entrance, police said.
Upon being placed under arrest, Dixon told police he had two knives on him, one of which had blood on the handle, police said.
Dixon then admitted to police after being arrested that he did stab the man with the cut in his shoulder, but said it was in an act of self defense, police said. He later told police that he returned to his home after drinking and vomited, upon which the person he stabbed made fun of him for getting sick, police said.
Dixon said the man “got in [his] face” and when the man tried to punch him, Dixon stabbed him in the shoulder, police said.
Dixon was unable to post bail — set at $5,000 — and is currently awaiting his preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 12 at the Centre County Correctional Facility, according to court documents.