$30 Leads Nampa Man to Stab Roomie 16 Times
Ya know those stories you read that just make you go, "REALLY!?!" Well, this is one of them. An argument over $30 allegedly lead a Nampa man to stabbing his roommate 16 times. But wait, it doesn't stop there........
First things first though so lets go back to the beginning. The incident took place on Nov. 30 at roughly 2 AM. 27-year-old Scott Allen Phelps fled to his neighbors house telling them that he had been stabbed. Police say that he told them that his roommate attacked him following a conversation stabbing him for no reason and hitting him in the head with a space heater. Phelps told the police that he fought back but didn't use any weapons. He was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the back of his neck as well as one to his upper back.
However, when police went to Phelps' trailer they heard someone moaning from the inside and discovered Phelps' roommate lying on the floor in pain. Police say the roommate was, "bleeding heavily and barely conscious from numerous obvious stab wounds to the neck area." They also say he was lying on top of a knife. He was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where according to court documents the staff says that he had 16 stab wounds to his neck. They also say that both of his lungs had been punctured.
According to the roommate's story, Phelps confronted him over $30 that he reportedly owed. As the argument continued, Phelps stabbed him multiple times in the neck. At one point, Phelps lost control of the knife and the roommate grabbed it, and then stabbed Phelps in self defense. Phelps then left for the neighbors at which point the roommate collapsed on the knife in an attempt to hide it in case Phelps returned. He also told police that he didn't hit Phelps with a space heater.
However according to Phelps, he says he never used a weapon on the roommate and that his stab wounds must have been self-inflicted.
Nampa police say no charges will be filed against the roommate who appeared to be acting in self defense. Phelps meanwhile was arrested on a felony aggravated battery charge, with a possible sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. If convicted, Phelps could face up to 35 years in prison.