DeRidder Police arrested Matthew Fletcher, 30, of Pitkin, LA, following an investigation into a stabbing that occurred yesterday in DeRidder.

Fletcher allegedly entered a DeRidder residence without permission, began an argument with one of the occupants, and stabbed the occupant in the chest puncturing a lung.

The victim was flown to an area hospital and is recovering.

Fletcher was charged with Attempted First Degree murder, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Illegal Use of Weapons and an arrest warrant from DeRidder Police for Domestic Abuse Battery.

Fletcher was booked into the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office jail. Bond has not been set at this time.

The investigation is ongoing with assistance from the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office.


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