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Argument preceded Lillie Street stabbing

October 3, 2018

The man had known his accused assailant for many years and had had confrontations with him, he told police.

One confrontation last weekend almost turned deadly, with the victim receiving multiple stab wounds.

Myron LaMonta Logan, 45, also known as “DIP,” of the 4000 block of South Hanna Street, is in Allen County Jail, charged with aggravated battery that inflicts injury causing permanent disfigurement.

About 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Fort Wayne police found Bryant Dewayne Lawrence, 45, on the ground in the 2500 block of Lillie Street. He was bleeding from his mouth, with blood pooling under his back, according to court documents.

Officers cut away his clothing to learn that it wasn’t gunshot wounds, as had been reported, but multiple stab wounds to his chest, sides and back, and he had what appeared to be road rash on his knees and arms, court records said.

As Lawrence was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Logan appeared on the porch of the residence of a woman who lives near the crime scene, court records said.

She was not acquainted with Logan but received a call that he had just stabbed someone. The woman went to the crime scene to tell police what she knew.

By the time officers arrived at her porch, Logan and another man were gone, but they were found a few blocks away on Lillie near Colerick Street, court records said.

Both Logan and the other man were questioned in police cars. Officers noticed that Logan had a large amount of blood on his clothing, court documents said.

While Logan was identified by witnesses, an officer visited Lawrence at the hospital. Lawrence said that after he and Logan argued, he tried to walk away and suddenly felt sharp pains in his back.

Lawrence said Logan had a large butcher knife and repeatedly stabbed him. Lawrence tried to flee but Logan continued to stab him and he lost consciousness, court records said. Lawrence was wounded in his right chest, lower chest, abdomen, legs and lower back.

Logan was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail and has a court hearing Friday. Lawrence was still in critical condition Monday, police said.

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