SCRANTON -- Officials have a person in custody for a deadly stabbing that happened over the weekend in Scranton.
Xavier Jordan, 19, of Scranton was charged Monday night with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
Investigators said a fight broke out outside a home on Quincy Avenue Saturday night after a party. They believe Xavier Jordan stabbed his relative Eugene Troy Jordan, 33. He died at the hospital early Sunday morning. His death was ruled a homicide on Monday.
When asked if Xavier Jordan had anything to say about the charges, he replied, "No, I'm innocent." Jordan stated he was innocent of stabbing him, and when asked what happened, Jordan finished with, "I don't know."
According to the district attorney, Eugene Jordan tried to restrain his cousin Xavier during the fight, and wound up dead.
"There was a fight over a cover charge that started an argument that led to this altercation where the defendant brandished a knife and stabbed two people, " said District Attorney Shane Scanlon. Scanlon said the other victim will be okay, but added the investigation isn't over. There is no word on if anyone else will be charged.
Xavier Jordan is currently being held without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for sometime this March.