Stabbing victim remained in coma; suspect arrested

Deidre Cruse

The victim of a stabbing in the parking lot of a Fort Street grocery store April 15 remained in a medically induced coma, and the suspect in the incident was behind bars charged with attempted second degree murder, Plaquemine Police Capt. Kenneth Payne reported Monday.

Gary Carline, 49, of 23975 Harmason, Plaquemine, is accused of riding a bicycle into the parking lot, throwing the bicycle down and pulling a knife on Fredrick Young, Payne said. He said Young, who saw the knife and tried to run, was stabbed in the head near the temple.

Payne said police have not established a cause for the incident.

“The suspect is not talking,” he said. “The victim is in a medically induced coma to keep swelling off the train.”

Young went from critical condition on Friday to stable condition by Monday at a Baton Rouge hospital, the captain said.

He said witnesses to the incident called for an ambulance, which arrived at the same time as the police.

The city police put out a warrant for Carline's arrest on computer, Payne said. He said a Baton Rouge city policeman who saw the news release spotted Carline standing near the Greyhound Bus Station in Baton Rouge on Saturday and arrested him there.

Carline was taken Monday to the Iberville Parish Jail, where he awaits arraignment, Payne said.

Stabbing victim

remained in coma;

suspect arrested

The victim of a stabbing in the parking lot of a Fort Street grocery store April 15 remained in a medically induced coma, and the suspect in the incident was behind bars charged with attempted second degree murder, Plaquemine Police Capt. Kenneth Payne reported Monday.

Gary Carline, 49, of 23975 Harmason, Plaquemine, is accused of riding a bicycle into the parking lot, throwing the bicycle down and pulling a knife on Fredrick Young, Payne said. He said Young, who saw the knife and tried to run, was stabbed in the head near the temple.

Payne said police have not established a cause for the incident.

“The suspect is not talking,” he said. “The victim is in a medically induced coma to keep swelling off the train.”

Young went from critical condition on Friday to stable condition by Monday at a Baton Rouge hospital, the captain said.

He said witnesses to the incident called for an ambulance, which arrived at the same time as the police.

The city police put out a warrant for Carline's arrest on computer, Payne said. He said a Baton Rouge city policeman who saw the news release spotted Carline standing near the Greyhound Bus Station in Baton Rouge on Saturday and arrested him there.

Carline was taken Monday to the Iberville Parish Jail, where he awaits arraignment, Payne said.