A violent altercation in a moving vehicle led to second-degree battery charges against a Little Rock man who allegedly cut a Eudora man during an early August trip to Greenville, Miss.

Tonny Starks, Jr., 28, of Little Rock, and Johnathan Lambert, 25, of Eudora, were passengers in a vehicle on U.S. 65, en route to Greenville, Miss., when they got into an argument and Starks allegedly cut Lambert on the arm and legs.

The driver of the vehicle drove Lambert to Chicot Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

According to a Lake Village Police Department narrative, Lambert was quoted as saying he and Starks were friends and have had an intimate relationship over the last three years.

Starks told police he was defending himself, that Lambert elbowed him and hit him several times.

Second-degree battery is a Class D felony punishable by a maximum six-year prison sentence.