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Man stabbed outside of casino in Tunica County early New Year’s Day

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(WMC-TV) – A new year's celebration turns violent, after a man was stabbed outside a casino in Tunica County.

A man is starting 2014 recovering at the MED after he was stabbed in the Resorts Casino parking lot early Wednesday morning. This was all after a private party.

On the first day of 2014, there are a lot of people at the casinos in Tunica County.

Even more spent their New Year's Eve at the popular Mid-South gambling destination.

People were surprised to hear a man had to be flown to Memphis Wednesday after he was stabbed in the Resorts Casino parking lot just after 3 in the morning.

Investigators say there was a private party and when it let out, a man was stabbed. Tunica County deputies arrested Aundrey Perkins for the stabbing. Six others were also taken to jail for disorderly conduct.

There were several squad cars patrolling the busy casino areas Wednesday afternoon.

JoLinda McBride and her friends were on the way to Resorts Casino and were upset to learn about the stabbing but said it wouldn't bother them as they looked to spend New Year's Day having some fun.

Perkins is in jail and investigators say he could be charged with aggravated assault as soon as Monday.

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