A Warsaw man is facing several felony charges for allegedly stabbing a man in the abdomen over a fight about a lighter.

Robert Lee Pickens, 43, of 5505 W. CR 100S, Warsaw, was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail at 2:50 a.m. July 1 and faces charges for aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony; battery causing serious bodily injury, a Level 5 felony; and battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Kosciusko Superior Court I, on July 1 Kosciusko County Sheriff deputies responded to the Goshen Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a stabbing that had occurred in Kosciusko County.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who said he and Pickens had been hanging out a little before midnight June 30 at the Merrywood Mobile Home Park when they got into an argument about a lighter. The victim told police there was already “tension over a female at the address,” according to court papers.

The man said when he reached for the lighter, Pickens stabbed him with a knife. Officers talked to the victim while he was being treated for the abdomen wound and reported there was a large amount of blood on him.

According to court papers, police then went to the residence where the incident occurred and spoke with Pickens who told police the man had fallen out of a lawn chair and fell onto the knife.

Pickens’ bond was set at $5,250.