Al Dennie Swiney

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested an Ashland man in connection with the stabbing of his brother during a disturbance in the Ashland community in north Natchitoches Parish on Tuesday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday afternoon July 10 at approximately 2:37pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a 911 call from an elderly female requesting Sheriff’s Office assistance at her residence in the 200 block of Swiney Road near Ashland, La.

Deputies arrived on scene, discovering a male covered in blood suffering from what appeared to be lacerations to his right shoulder, back, abdomen, and a stab wound to his hip walking in the yard.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS also responded to the scene.

Deputies learned while talking with the victim, that he and his brother identified as Al Dennie Swiney of Ashland were involved in a physical altercation when Swiney produced a knife allegedly cutting and stabbing the victim.

The victim was transported to Christus Coushatta Health Care Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies took Swiney in custody at the scene and transported him to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division for an interview.

While at the Criminal Investigations Division, a patrol deputy and detective interviewed Swiney where he alleged confessed to the physical altercation and cutting his brother.

The altercation allegedly occurred because Swiney stated his brother was using his tools without permission.

Al Dennie Swiney, 63, of Ashland, La. was treated for a laceration at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, then transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

No bond is currently set.

Deputies M. Giamonne, Sgt. John Augustus and Deputy K. Lewis were assisted by Lt. M. Wilson and a Detective Kilpatrick in the arrest.

NPSO Press Release