Authorities in Clearfield County say a local man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed another man overnight during an argument over a stolen iPhone.
Police say troopers were dispatched around 2 a.m. to a residence along the 4500 block of Goshen Road for a report of a stabbing.
Investigators say the victim claimed that he had struck 45-year-old Luke Scrbacic in the face after accusing him of stealing his phone.
Police say the victim then reportedly left the room and claimed that he was “going to get a knife.”
Troopers say that when the victim returned, Scrbacic allegedly brandished a pocket knife to “defend himself” and reportedly stabbed the victim in the stomach/abdomen area.
Police say Scrbacic claimed that the victim had “fallen onto the knife” during the assault and told troopers that the victim “was not armed.”
According to the affidavit, troopers say Scrbacic also admitted to cleaning the knife before police arrived at the scene.
Troopers note that the victim was life-flighted to UPMC Altoona for treatment of his injuries.
Scrbacic faces charges of reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, simple assault and evidence tampering, according to online court records.
He is being held at the Clearfield County Prison and his bail was denied.