AVONDALE — A tiff over bed bugs ended with a man suffering a serious stab wound, police say.

 Thurmell Maley, 42, was being held Sunday in the Hamilton County Justice Center on a felonious assault charge after an incident that was reported Saturday at Maley’s home in the 2600 block of Burnet Avenue here.

 Maley used a kitchen knife to stab Anthony Rice in the left side of his stomach and back area, “following a verbal altercation over (Maley) having bed bugs,” police and court records say.

 Rice suffered serious physical harm, a court document says, but no further information on his condition was immediately available.

 Maley is to appear in Hamilton County Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

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