Man stabs victim through car window during drug deal

(PHOTO: Prince William Co. Police)

PRINCE WILLIAM, CO. – A man was arrested for stabbing a victim through a car window during a drug deal in Haymarket early Friday morning, Prince William County Police say.

Police say they responded to the 1600 block of James Madison Highway around 12:50 a.m. for the report of a stabbing.

The investigation shows that 27-year-old Jeremy Compton, of Haymarket, arranged for several acquaintances to meet him at his home for a drug deal. During the drug deal, police say the vehicle started to drive away and Compton dove through an open window and stabbed the driver with a knife.

The 23-year-old male driver, who police say was also armed with a knife, stabbed Compton back in the upper body. The parties eventually separated, and the vehicle drove away.

Compton’s family members and the driver both contacted police. Compton and the driver were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Police say they executed a search warrant at Compton’s residence and found drugs and several firearms.

Compton was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, police say.