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An Artesia man was arrested Thursday in connection with a stabbing incident.

Officers with the Artesia Police Department were dispatched Monday to the 200 block of Dallas Avenue in reference to a stabbing incident.

Officers were able to make contact with the victim at Artesia General Hospital, who told them he had been in an altercation with a friend of his ex-girlfriend’s in the 600 block of South Second Street. The altercation subsequently travelled, ending up in front of a residence at 203A W. Dallas Ave.

The victim told police the individual with whom he was fighting ran inside that residence, and another man, identified as Jason Phillips of Artesia, walked outside with a knife.

According to the report, the victim told police he began walking away but was pursued by Phillips, who began to issue verbal threats. The victim said he noticed something “shiny” in Phillips’ hand and continued to walk away, at which point Phillips allegedly ran up behind him and stabbed him in the buttocks.

Officers interviewed Phillips, who told them he had “kicked” the victim in the buttocks outside the residence and ordered him to leave. After officers observed what appeared to be bloodstains on Phillips’ shorts and shoe and were given permission to take the items for further investigation, they determined the bloodstain patterns were consistent with the blood trail found around Second Street and Dallas Avenue and that sufficient evidence existed to take Phillips into custody.

He was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.