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CHICKASHA, Okla. - A Chickasha couple is allegedly attacked by a man who claimed he 'wanted to go home.'

Anthony Perry was found by police, earlier this month, asleep on a mattress hours after the alleged assault.

The victim was not far away in a local hospital.

He told police he and a friend were sitting on an outdoor mattress, when Perry approached, box knife in hand, stating he wanted to go back to prison.

"He comes up and, trying to stab toward my head, telling me he's going to stab me in the throat," he said.

Police said, hours earlier, Perry told a separate officer he wanted to go to prison as well and he would 'commit a crime' if he had to.

However, he would deny stabbing the victims, telling police he'd been asleep.

The victim suffered a deep cut to his leg, leaving behind a bloody scene and a bloody mattress.

Police said they also found Perry was in possession of marijuana.

He remains in the Grady County Jail.