A Mitchell man was arrested Friday after allegedly stabbing another man in the arm.
Robert Ladenburger, 39, is charged with one count of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison.
At 10:08 p.m. on July 25, Mitchell police were dispatched to 713 E. Havens Ave. There, according to court documents, a woman told police that she and Ladenburger had gone for a ride on Ladenburger's scooter over and had pulled off into the driveway behind Chef Louie's.
As the woman was walking to her residence, a man reportedly drove up and parked behind Ladenburger's scooter, and he and Ladenburger began to argue. The woman said she went inside and heard what sounded like a struggle but did not look outside again until the noise had stopped.
The woman said she then saw the man driving away toward East Havens Avenue, and Ladenburger told her he had stabbed the man. The woman reportedly told Ladenburger to leave, and he went to his apartment at the Corn Palace Inn.
An officer then reportedly went to Avera Queen of Peace and spoke to the man Ladenburger is accused of stabbing. The man said when he arrived at the residence, Ladenburger had swung at him through the open window of his vehicle.
Once the man got out of the vehicle, he said, Ladenburger allegedly took a folding knife out of his pocket, said "something to the effect that he would kill (the man)" and stabbed him in the left forearm. The man was then able to get back into his vehicle and drive away.
A search warrant was executed on Ladenburger's residence. Both he and a folding pocket knife with apparent blood on the blade were allegedly found inside, and Ladenburger was taken into custody.