DELPHOS — A Delphos man was stabbed in the face with a large deck-type screw Thursday night by his ex-fiancee’s “male companion,” according to the Delphos Police Department.
According to a press release from Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro, Delphos police and Allen County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 9:45 p.m. Thursday regarding the incident.
An argument broke out between 21-year-old Francisco Raudales and the 23-year-old “male companion” regarding “her affection, I suppose,” Fittro said. Further details regarding the argument were unclear, Fittro said.
Fittro believes the assailant stabbed Raudales in self-defense. Raudales did not press charges, so names of the female and the assailant were not released.
“I’m not even so sure he’s a victim,” Fittro said. “Yes, he’s a victim in that he was stabbed in the face, but he was also doing certain actions that caused that to happen to him.”
Raudales attempted to drive himself to the hospital. He eventually pulled over and called for assistance near the intersection of state Route 309 and U.S. 30.
Raudales was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by American Township EMS Thursday night and was released Friday. His car was impounded to the DPD for “safe keeping” after he was picked up by EMS, Fittro said.
The incident occurred at Deer Creek Apartments on Lima Avenue in Delphos. Fittro said this was the first time officers were called to that apartment.
Neither drugs or alcohol were suspected to be a factor in the incident.