Argument Over Clothes Leads To Stabbing In Nashville

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:53:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An apparent late night argument over clothes led to a man's throat being slashed in Nashville. The suspect has been taken into custody. 

Officials with Metro Police said the victim showed up at Centennial Hospital around 10:40 p.m. Thursday. Hospital employees called police and 47-year-old Robert Covington was identified as a suspect.

Earlier in the night, Covington allegedly got into an argument with the victim on Torbett Street near 36th Avenue North.

The two apparently had a fight about a month ago after the victim allegedly stole clothes from him.

Police said Covington got home Thursday night and found the victim sitting on his front porch. At some point, a fight broke out and the victim’s throat was slashed with a knife.

Covington told police he thought the victim had a gun, so he made a slashing motion towards him.

The victim suffered a severe laceration and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery.

Covington was taken into custody without incident and charged with attempted criminal homicide. He was booked on a $500,000 bond.