A Pleasantville man was arrested Monday after he allegedly attempted to stab another person. According to court documents, at approximately 10:42 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of East Jasper Street in Pleasantville following the report of an attempted stabbing. Before officers arrived they were made aware the victim had a male subject pinned following the alleged altercation. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Dante Dobbins pinned to the floor under the victim and officers were able to locate and secure the knife that was used by Dobbins.
The victim told officers that Dobbins had shown up to the residence without notice and after about five minutes in the home with the victim, pulled the knife out and raised it in an upward motion attempting to stab the victim. A struggle for the knife ensued. Officers observed that the couch in the home had been moved and items had been knocked on the floor during the struggle. Officers spoke with Dobbins, who told them he was upset and stressed and “just snapped.” Dobbins admitted to bringing the knife from his home and concealing it up his sleeve. The knife had a blade that measured seven inches in length. Dobbins told officers he wasn’t thinking but claimed he never intended to harm or kill the victim and claimed he would have stopped before stabbing the victim. Dobbins was arrested and charged with going armed with intent, a class D felony as well as carrying weapons knife used in a crime, an aggravated misdemeanor.