Men stabbed each other in moving vehicle, D’Iberville police say

Two men stabbed each other after an argument while they were in a car going down Lamey Bridge Road, police Capt. Marty Griffin said.

“Why?” Griffin said. “We don’t have a clue.”

But police hope people who know James Robert Fields or Kenneth Gant Atwell can give information that can help investigators determine what led to the stabbings late Thursday night.

Investigators have been unable to get much information from the men, who were taken to Merit Health Hospital in Biloxi, Griffin said.

The stabbings were reported about 11 p.m. in the 14000 block of Lamey Bridge Road.

Fields, the driver, and Atwell began to argue. The argument turned physical, causing the car to end up in a ditch, Griffin said.

Fields had head and neck wounds, he said. Atwell had wounds to his chest and arm.

Their conditions were listed as stable Friday, Griffin said.

No arrests have been made but charges are pending after the investigation is completed, he said.

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Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews