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HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- A man is recovering in the hospital after he was stabbed by his roommate at their home in Hermitage, police say.

According to an official with the Metro Nashville Police Dept., Wesley Burney was stabbed at his residence on the 900 block of Hammack Drive just before 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

Officers responded after Burney showed up at Summit Medical Center with non-life threatening stab wounds. 

Burney told police he was asleep on the couch when his roommate, Jason L. Mullikin, allegedly stabbed him multiple times. When Burney awoke, he said Mullikin had a knife to his throat and asked him why he was "poisoned." 

Officers observed a 7-inch cut on Burney's neck and a stab wound to his left arm. 

Police responded to the scene and located Mullikin nearby on Blackwood Drive. 

Police say Mullikin, who was identified immediately, began yelling about how he was allegedly poisoned by the victim. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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