Blaine Payne

Blaine Payne

ENID, Okla. — A 26-year-old Enid man was arrested Sunday night on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon after attacking two men with a knife.

Capt. Tim Jacobi said at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Enid Police Department officers were called to 905 Overland Trail regarding a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found two victims, Tyler Byrd, 19, and Charles Payne, 70.

"During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect, Blaine Payne, his wife, Kelie Payne, and Tyler Byrd were at a nearby storage unit when Blaine and Tyler began arguing," Jacobi said. "Kelie called Blaine’s grandfather, Charles Payne, to come help quell the situation."

The captain said the three left the storage unit and drove to the area of 905 Overland Trail where they met Charles. During this time, Blaine and Tyler began fighting and Blaine gained possession of a knife believed to have fallen from Tyler’s pocket.

Kelie and Charles tried to stop the men from fighting, and Charles received a cut on his forearm. Tyler attempted to retreat and was stabbed in the back. Blaine fled the scene before police arrived.

"Charles and Tyler were transported to Integris Bass Baptist Hospital by Life EMS," Jacobi said. "Charles was treated and released. Tyler was admitted, but his injuries were believed to be non-life threatening."

Payne was found at 10:14 p.m. in a parking lot at 1001 S. Oakwood. He was arrested and booked into the Garfield County Detention Facility on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. Follow him on Twitter, @cassrains. He can be reached at

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