CROWN POINT — Charges filed Thursday allege a mentally ill Gary man stabbed his relative's fiance multiple times after the man refused to immediately allow him to use a PlayStation.
Jamal D. Turner, 28, was arrested late Tuesday after he walked up to officers with no shirt on and suspected blood on his shoulder at the crime scene in the 4100 block of Monroe Street in Gary.
The 24-year-old victim told police he was in the basement using a PlayStation when Turner asked to use it. The man told Turner he could not use the game system, but offered to allow Turner to use an Xbox in an upstairs bedroom, Lake Criminal Court records say.
Turner became angry, went upstairs, returned to the basement and said he couldn't figure out the Xbox, records allege.
The man told Turner he would give him a turn on the PlayStation when he finished him game. Turner went into another room, then returned with his shirt off and his fist balled up, according to court records.
The man again told Turner there was no problem, and Turner could have a turn soon, but Turner went upstairs and returned to the basement holding a knife, records allege.
Turner stabbed the man, causing him to fall down, then stabbed him again, documents state. The man told police the blade was missing when Turner pulled the knife out.
The man went upstairs and Turner went after him with a second knife, cutting his head and stabbing him in the back of his shoulder, records allege.
The man ran down the street and called 911. When police found him, his T-shirt was soaked in blood, and he could barely speak.
He was taken to a local hospital, where he received 15 stitches. Doctors determined one of the blades nicked his lung, records say.
The victim's fiancee told police Turner is paranoid and schizophrenic and had not taken his medication in awhile.
Turner was charged Thursday with felony aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
A magistrate entered not guilty pleas on Turner's behalf Friday. His bail was set at $30,000 surety or $3,000 cash.