Ashland man arrested for stabbing brother


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an Ashland man in connection with the stabbing of his brother during a disturbance in the Ashland community Tuesday, July 10 at 2:37 p.m. Deputies responded to a 911 call from an elderly female requesting assistance at her residence in the 200 block of Swiney Road near Ashland.
Deputies discovered 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.
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS also responded.
Deputies learned from the victim that he and his brother, Al Dennie Swiney of Ashland, were involved in a physical altercation when Swiney produced a knife and allegedly cut and stabbed 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.
Swiney allegedly confessed to the physical altercation and to cutting his brother.
The altercation allegedly occurred because Swiney stated his brother was using his tools without permission.
Al Dennie Swiney, 63, 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.
Bond has not been set.
Deputies M. Giamonne, Sgt. John Augustus and Deputy K. Lewis were assisted by Lt. M. Wilson and a Detective Kilpatrick in the arrest.