A truck sale set to go down at a Texas City bar last week went off the tracks when the seller stabbed the prospective buyer, police allege.
The stabbing occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at a bar in the 6200 block of FM 1765, according to a Texas City Police Department affidavit.
The victim told police he had earlier bought a truck, but the seller hadn’t had the correct paperwork to get the vehicle registered, according to the affidavit.
The two agreed to meet at the bar Saturday night to transfer the papers, but the buyer said he found several discrepancies in them, according to the affidavit.
The buyer told the seller said he was going to check the vehicle identification number, and might contact a justice of the peace if there were any other issues, according to the affidavit.
The men separated, but soon after, the seller approached the buyer at the bar, according to the affidavit.
The buyer “felt pressure on his left side,”stood up and punched the seller in the face, according to the affidavit.
After throwing the punch, the buyer saw a knife in the seller’s hand, according to the affidavit.
The victim had a cut on his finger, and a small puncture his jacket, apparently from the knife, according to the affidavit.
Michael Kie, 60, of Dickinson, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He was held on $200,000 bond and was still in custody Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.