A 62-year-old Paducah man is in jail accused of stabbing a woman after what authorities described as “a prior argument stemming from the victim refusing to pay for a cab ride,” for the man.

Donald P. Lassiter was taken to the McCracken County Jail charged with first-degree assault — domestic violence.

McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday to the area of Louisiana Street in the Farley community to the report of a stabbing.

There, they found a 62-year-old woman “with stab wounds to her face and left arm.”

Deputies also found Lassiter, who also had stab wounds.

Lassiter stabbed the victim and a struggle ensued over the knife, authorities said. They added that Lassiter received his stab wounds during the struggle for the knife.

Lassiter and the woman were taken to a hospital, where they were treated for their injuries.

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