Mesa police say a man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, stabbed her current boyfriend, then called police to help the injured victim.
Police report that just after midnight on November 8, they were called to a home near Horne and Main Street in Mesa.
Police received a call from 30-year-old Darnell Edward Hyde, saying he stabbed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and was requesting medical aid for him.
The victim was stabbed in the chest and later transported to Banner Desert Medical Center for emergency surgery, according to police.
The woman reported to police that Hyde pounded on the back door demanding to be let in. When she refused, he allegedly kicked down the locked door, knocking her to the floor.
The victim reportedly came out of the bedroom to attack the intruder, but Hyde pulled a hunting knife from his jacket and stabbed the man in the chest, police say.
Hyde then went outside and called the police.
Police say they found the blood-stained knife in Hyde’s car, and the door on the ground with the deadbolt still in the locked position.
He has been charged with criminal trespassing and aggravated assault.
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