Detroit — Two people have been arraigned on multiple charges after a heated argument about a pot of chili boiled over into the beating and stabbing of a man earlier this month, police said.

Jacob Rogers, 26, and Kimberly Richardson, 36, allegedly assaulted a visitor around 6:15 a.m. Jan. 7 on the 19200 block of St. Mary Street on the city’s west side, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. The visitor was attacked after he stirred a pot of chili and turned down the oven top heat to keep the meal from burning.

“It is alleged that Rogers got into an argument with the male visitor,” prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in a statement. “Rogers demanded the man's wallet and when he refused, Rogers beat and stabbed the man once in the thigh with a knife. While Rogers was assaulting the male victim he was aided by Richardson who beat the victim and kicked him in the groin.”

Police earlier identified the couple as husband and wife.

Rogers and Richardson have been charged with unarmed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, aggravated assault, and assault and battery. They were arraigned Sunday in Romulus’ 34th District Court, police said. Each was given a bond of $7,500, 10 percent.

The two are due back in court Feb. 1 for a probable cause hearing and again on Feb. 8 for a preliminary examination, Miller said. Both hearings will be in 36th District Court before Judge Shannon Holmes.

After the alleged attack, the victim was able to flee the scene and flag down nearby Detroit police officers, officials said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. His current condition and age remain unclear.

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