A suspect has been arrested following a stabbing that allegedly occurred during a disagreement over meatloaf and milk, police said.

A suspect has been arrested following a stabbing that allegedly occurred during a disagreement over meatloaf and milk, police said.

Shawnee Police Spokesman Vivian Lozano said officers responded about 8:19 a.m. Thursday to St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital on reports of a male who had been stabbed.

There, Lozano said Cpl. Carpenter communicated with Robert Osborne. She said he is hearing and speech impaired, but was able to write down that he had been stabbed while sleeping at 1016 N. Broadway. He reported the suspect was the owner of the house.

Stephen L. Allen, 52, was later arrested on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon, Lozano said. Formal charges have not been filed.

As part of the investigation, Detective Ronnie Wilson first spoke with Allen, who is the co-owner of the residence, Lozano said.

Allen told the detectives he didn’t know a Robert, but knew a Bobby who was deaf. He also said he did not know that he had been stabbed and denied any interaction with Osborne, Lozano added.

The other co-owner of the home told officers that another man and Osborne had stayed the night and that Osborne slept on the couch. She told police she heard Allen yelling at Bobby for eating his food, but she did not know Bobby had been stabbed, Lozano said.

Osborne identified Allen from a photo as the one who had stabbed him, police reported.

After that, Lozano said Detective Wilson spoke with Allen again and he allegedly said he woke up and went into the living room where he saw Bobby eating his meatloaf and milk. Allen told police that he told Bobby not to eat his food then left.

Lozano, who said Osborne had a stab wound under his armpit area, was treated for the stab wound and then released from the hospital.

Allen remains jailed on the assault complaint. Case reports will be turned over to the district attorney for consideration of any charges.