Arkansas man accused of stabbing parents over cigarettes

    Lane Sentinel Record

    An Arkansas man is facing felony charges after being accused by authorities of stabbing his parents because he ran out of cigarettes.

    (AP) The Sentinel-Record reported that Carl Thomas Lane is facing up to 20 years in prison for allegedly stabbing and injuring his father and mother at their home in Hot Springs.

    Police say Lane’s mother told officers that her son “became upset about not having cigarettes and a lighter” and became violent toward her and her husband. Lane’s mother alleged her 36-year-old son then stabbed her and her husband with a knife and later fired a BB gun at them at least once, according to a probable cause affidavit.

    She told police Lane chased the couple to their bedroom and began stabbing them again before they fled to a neighbor’s house.

    Lane told police that it was his parents who stabbed him, according to the affidavit.

    Lane remained jailed on Friday on one count of first-degree domestic battery and one count of second-degree domestic battery.

    Court records did not list an attorney for Lane.

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