No charges to be filed in Norman incident, Cleveland County officials

NORMAN, Okla. – Officials say a man who was found with a deep cut on his neck said the injury did not happen during a confrontation as officials reported earlier.

The incident happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday at an abandoned building near N Carter Ave and E Main Street. Officials say the building is state property owned by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Officials with Cleveland County originally said Norman police dispatch reported a stabbing between two men who engaged in a confrontation. However, authorities say the man with a five to six inch gash across his neck, that’s also one inch deep, did not sustain the injury Tuesday morning.

The man told officials he was walking with a mirror when he fell, causing the mirror to break and cutting the side of his neck.

He also told officials there was no altercation, and the people who found him, including one man who was believed to be the stabber, did not cause bodily harm.

Investigators with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office say the evidence is not inconsistent with injured man’s story. They say evidence at the scene indicates the injury happened prior to Tuesday morning.

The man who was believed to be the stabber originally appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was transported to the Cleveland County Detention Center.

No charges are being filed in connection with the injury.