Gramercy man accused of stabbing friend in dispute over car

A Gramercy man remained in the St. James Parish Jail on Wednesday on a single count of attempted manslaughter after stabbing his friend in a dispute over a car earlier this week, deputies said.

Denton Anthony Cambre, 27, 234 Wayne St., Gramercy, stabbed the other man eight times with a small-bladed knife and struck him in the back and face, said Maj. Sid Berthelot, supervisor of the sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Deputies were called at 12:30 p.m. Monday about a fight in a driveway at 3140 La. 642, Paulina. They found Cambre lying in a nearby cane field, apparently exhausted from the fight and with a small cut on his hand, Berthelot said.

The victim had been taken to East St. James Hospital in Lutcher by an acquaintance with nonlife-threatening injuries, Berthelot said. The victim was later released from the hospital.

The two gave different accounts of what led to the fight, but Berthelot said it involved a dispute over a car.

Cambre was arrested and booked into jail Monday night and his bail was set at $10,000, online jail records say.