CSPD: Knife Used as Man Threatens, Chases Roommate

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COLLEGE STATION An early morning dispute ends with an arrest in College Station after one roommate allegedly threatened another with a steak knife.

Eric Lamond Phillips faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge following the reported incident Saturday around 1:20 a.m.

Authorities went to the 300 block of Luther Street at that time. A female roommate of Phillips and a male she was with claimed the two were threatened by Phillips with a knife. She said Phillips claimed he was going to stab her in the chest and kill both her and the other man.

According to the probable cause statement, police were told the roommate and the man tried to lock themselves in the bathroom, but couldn't. However, they said they were able to flee the residence.

Phillips, 36, was taken into custody. The knife was recovered and had white markings on it, CSPD says. The roommate claims Phillips had been stabbing the white walls with the knife.

Phillips reportedly told police that he had been attacked by his roommate, but the roommate and her friend stated that Phillips had been in a fight the previous day, not that night. Police stated they did not find any injuries consistent with an assault close to the time they got there.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a first degree felony punishable by up to life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.