Two Arrested on Battery Charges

Two people were arrested in Knox on Christmas Day on Battery charges.

Austin Pike told Knox City police officers that he and Walter Smith got into an argument and a fight ensued. The argument started as a verbal disagreement and it escalated to a fist fight. Pike told police that he hit Smith in the face. Smith became very angry and allegedly grabbed a knife and tried to stab Pike with it. Pike said Smith then left the residence.

Smith told police that he had a knife in his hand only because he was preparing dinner. Smith did say he hit Pike in the face with his hands in self defense.

Both Smith and Pike were arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery.