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Argument over Alabama football leads to stabbing

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Eric Slagle was charged with second degree assault. Eric Slagle was charged with second degree assault.
The fight happened at the Mapco on Highway 53 in Harvest. The fight happened at the Mapco on Highway 53 in Harvest.
HARVEST, AL (WAFF) -

A man stabbed another man in the back early Wednesday morning at a gas station in Harvest after the two got into an argument over Alabama football, according to police.

Madison County deputies charged Eric Slagle with second degree assault.

Deputies said the stabbing happened at the Mapco on Highway 53 near Jeff Road around 2:45 a.m. A large group of people went to the gas station after visiting a strip club down the street, investigators said.

The clerk inside the store said chaos broke out after the argument and stabbing. Deputies said Slagle took off and they found him about an hour later less than three miles from the gas station.

After questioning Slagle for several hours, deputies booked him into the Madison County jail around 6:30 a.m.

They have not identified the victim, who is expected to make a full recovery.

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