Cops: Man Pulls Out Knife He Was Stabbed With, Stabs Assailant

Alleged trespasser, attacker was arrested
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
Cops: Man Pulls Out Knife He Was Stabbed With, Stabs Attacker
Andrew Kenneth Dixon is shown in a jail booking photo.   (Napa County government)

A California man was stabbed, pulled the knife out of his own body, and then stabbed his assailant back, police say. The 61-year-old exited his Napa County home Saturday morning after a power outage and encountered the suspect, 33-year-old Andrew Kenneth Dixon, near the utility box on his property. Police say Dixon for some reason got into a fight with the homeowner and stabbed him in the back, and the homeowner then stabbed Dixon in the torso with the same weapon, the Napa Valley Register reports. The incident took place in a rural, unincorporated area, Patch reports. It's not clear why the electricity had gone out.

The homeowner called police and Dixon was arrested; both men were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Dixon was booked into jail, where he is being held without bail, on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse, CBS News reports. (More California stories.)

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