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Man Stabbed at The Autoport, Assailant Facing Felony Charges

by on December 03, 2012 4:13 PM

A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday and faces felony charges after police said he stabbed a man who tried to punch him at The Autoport.

William Douglas Dixon, of Marion, S.C., was arraigned before Allen Sinclair on Monday on $5,000 bail and is currently incarcerated at the Centre County Correctional Facility.

Dixon was arraigned on charges of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person and simple assault. 

Police were called to The Autoport, 1405 S. Atherton St., around 12:30 a.m. on Monday regarding a report of disorderly persons. Police heard yelling and found two black males arguing in the stairwell. One of the men had blood on his white T-shirt, according to court documents. 

Police asked the man whose blood it was, and the other male turned to face them, revealing a four-inch cut on his left shoulder with blood running down his arm. He told police a man down the hall had stabbed him, according to court documents. 

Dixon was standing outside one of the rooms in the hotel when police found him, surrounded by blood droplets on the ground and in the carpet at the entrance to the room in which police said Dixon was staying. 

Upon being arrested, Dixon told police he had two knives on him. One of the knives, an orange and black folding knife, had blood on the handle, according to court documents. 

Dixon told police he stabbed the man but did it in self defense, saying that the other man had made fun of him and "got in his face" when Dixon vomited at the bar. Dixon had his knife in hand when the man tried to punch him, he told police, so he stabbed the man.

The investigation is ongoing, and police could not confirm the status of the man who was stabbed but said he was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment. 

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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