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Red Oak man allegedly stabbed neighbor

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Ellis County Press
Red Oak - A dispute between occupants of adjacent residences accelerated to a level of violence that culminated in an alleged knife injury to one of the participants.

According to a report filed May 24 with the Ellis County Sheriff´s Office, Fred Rodriguez, 56, an unemployed resident of Red Oak, allegedly stabbed Lupe Diaz, 18, in the back causing a wound determined to be 3 1/2 inches deep.

Guadalupe Diaz, 37, and others of his residence at 504 Tater Brown reportedly were arguing with Ramona Rodriguez, age 41, and Vergara Gustavo Jr., 17, of 502 Tater at the fence which separates their properties.

Allegedly, Rodriguez came from his residence and approached the fence while aiming a handgun at Guadalupe Diaz and threatening to shoot him. According to Lupe Diaz, he attempted to get between the two, but Rodriguez jumped to their side of the fence and stabbed Lupe with a knife.

In the same investigative report members of the alleged suspect´s family claimed Lupe Diaz threatened them with a metal bat prior to the stabbing injury and swung the bat across the fence in an effort to strike Rodriguez.

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