Two men have been arrested on attempted homicide charges after they allegedly attacked a man with a knife, seriously injuring him, in front of two children.
According to the criminal complaint obtained by Go Erie, the victim and Tate made arrangements for one of the two to pick up a child.
During phone conversations, the victim said Thompson got on the phone and threatened to “skin” the victim and “gut him like a fish,” detectives wrote in an affidavit obtained by Go Erie.
When the victim and Tate met, Tate allegedly handed Thompson a folding knife, according to Go Erie.
Thompson allegedly approached the victim, produced the knife and argued with the victim, Go Erie reported.
The victim asked Thompson to put down the knife multiple times before Thompson stabbed him in the neck, the abdomen and the chest, the affidavit states.
The incident occurred in front of two children, ages 3 and 6, according to Go Erie.
Police say Thompson then got into a vehicle that Tate was driving and the two left, Go Erie reported.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery “to keep him alive,” detectives wrote in the affidavit obtained by Go Erie.
Erie police took Tate and Thompson into custody on Aug. 14, according to arrest records obtained by Go Erie.
Tate is charged with one count of attempted homicide and was placed in the Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond, according to Go Erie.
Thompson was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possessing an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering, Go Erie reported. His bond has been set at $150,000.
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