Police investigating a stabbing off campus

Alex Connor

Delancey Smith Jr., 32, has been arrested in the stabbing of an individual on Mayfield Drive, according to the Ames Police Department.

At 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Ames Police responded to a call in regard to the stabbing.

Smith was charged with being armed with intent, a Class D felony, and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Jason Tuttle, investigations commander with the Ames Police Department, said that this was most likely a family dispute.

He said when the officers arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot, and the suspect had run back into the building.

Officers then went inside the building and took the suspect into custody. However, both the victim and the suspect were taken to the hospital.

The victim, 42, and a cousin of the suspect, was stabbed on the left side near his hip. Tuttle said the victim sustained a mild injury.

The victim went to the suspect’s apartment and got into first a verbal altercation that led to a physical altercation outside in the parking lot, Tuttle said.

A stabbing was reported at 1:55 p.m. Thursday off campus on Mayfield Drive, according to the ISU Police Department twitter account.