The driver of the vehicle called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday to report one of her passengers was injured during an altercation that occurred inside her vehicle while she was merging onto I-12 from U.S. Highway 190. The victim, a 33-year-old Pass Christian, Mississippi man, was transported via ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on his neck.
The victim told deputies that his cousin, Adam Lopez (34) and also from Pass Christian, reached around with what appeared to be a kitchen knife and cut the victim’s neck. A physical altercation ensued, and the driver pulled to the shoulder of the road, and removed Lopez from the vehicle before calling 911.
Deputies located Lopez walking on a nearby roadway. He was taken into custody and booked in to the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of Aggravated Second-degree Battery.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of the knife believed to be used in the incident.