Birmingham, AL 08/14/2017
A 27-year-old Birmingham man has been charged with assault after an argument over sneakers led to a stabbing in last week.
On August 7, as a deputy was finishing a call for service in the 200 block of 23rd Ave NW they observed a fight at the residence next door. A suspect was seen running from a side door of the home with blood on his shirt. He appeared to be making a slashing motion with a knife in his hand. Upon seeing the deputy, the suspect fled on foot. He was captured a short distance away and returned to the home.
Once back at the home a 15-year-old female victim reported that the suspect had stabbed her in the arm.
Detectives were called to the scene to investigate the stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim had loaned a pair of sneakers to the suspect who is her mother’s boyfriend. When she asked for them back he refused to return them. The victim attempted to take the shoes off the suspect’s feet and he stabbed her in the arm with a pocket knife.
The victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail pending formal charges. On August 10, detectives obtained arrest warrant charging 27-year-old Brenton Christopher Tate of Birmingham with Domestic Violence Assault 2nd Degree, Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $5900.00