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One man was in Bell County Jail on Monday after he was accused of slicing another man’s wrist.

Randy Marcell Jenkins, 50, of Harker Heights, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of attacking a man who was staying at his home.

Harker Heights police officers responded to an reported assault in the 2600 block of Snow Bird Lane on Friday at 11:26 p.m. and met with Jenkins after he walked outside.

According to the arrest affidavit, Jenkins told the officers that he had been attacked and felt threatened by his friend, so Jenkins cut his friend in retaliation. However, officers were unable to locate any injuries on Jenkins’ body while also noting that his speech was slurred and he reportedly had trouble maintaining his balance.

According to the affidavit, a second officer met with the guest at an area hospital and asked him about the incident. The man said he had been friends with Jenkins since they were children, and that he was staying with Jenkins while he was visiting from out of town.

According to the report, Jenkins had picked him up from the airport and taken him home, where they shared beers and conversation before heading to bed.

The friend alleges that Jenkins then woke him up to talk about his life and marital problems before suddenly slashing his wrist and walking away.

The friend said at that point he fled the house and hid in the bushes in the backyard. The officer said the friend’s hands appeared to be covered in blood stemming from a cut on his wrist.

Jenkins was being held on a $100,000 bond Monday.

Also arraigned on Monday were:

Sean Lamar Harper on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

Patience Rupert on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

Shandi Maurine Whited on a charge of accident involving injury.

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