GREENFIELD — One of the men arrested in the stabbing of a Morristown man told police he acted in self-defense during a drug deal gone wrong, court documents state.
Police have apprehended two men since Ira D. Taylor, 25, was found, bleeding, in the parking lot of Goody’s in the 1600 block of North State Street Thursday night. A third suspect is still at large.
Taylor told police three men offered him a ride home from the Greenfield Wal-Mart and then tried to rob him in the parking lot of the Spray Zone Car Wash in the 1700 block of North State Street. Taylor said he didn’t know his assailants but offered police a description of their vehicle, a black Ford F150 pickup.
Taylor was stabbed once in the upper chest during the altercation before he kicked out a side window of the truck and escaped, fleeing across the parking lot and prompting 911 calls from concerned witnesses who saw a man covered in blood.
The wound was not life-threatening, officials said.
Police were able to view surveillance footage of the pickup leaving Wal-Mart and trace the license plate number. That led them to the alleged driver, Terry Henton, 28, of Indianapolis, who has not yet been arrested.
Taylor provided additional information that identified Henton’s two passengers, both of whom are now in custody.