Abbeville Man Facing Aggravated Battery Charges

VERMILION PARISH – An Abbeville man is facing aggravated charges after stabbing his mother.

On January 28, 2020, deputies were dispatched to a residence in Abbeville what reports of Robert Curtis Hargrave Jr. possibly wanting to harm his parents according to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office PIO, Drew David.

Narcotics Task Force agents were in the immediate area and responded to the call, while deputies were in route. Agents knocked on the door announcing their presence and  Robert Hargrave Jr. came to the door. The agents noticed that Hargrave had a knife, blood on his clothing and was stabbing himself in the chest.

Agents then advised Hargrave to drop the knife as they entered the residence. Hargrave was subdued and attended to as agents located Hargrave’s mother within the house. Once locating her agents noticed that Hargrave stabbed her as well. Medical aid was given to her at this time while waiting for Acadian Ambulance and Paramedics to arrive.

Hargrave’s mother was transported to the hospital for treatment of wounds that were deemed non- life threatening.

Robert Hargrave Jr. was also taken to the hospital where he is being treated. Upon release he will be charged with 2 counts of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, False imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, second degree battery, and Aggravated Second Degree Battery.