ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Blake’s Lotaburger employee is accused of beating and stabbing a homeless man. According to a criminal complaint, on Tuesday, maintenance worker Darrell Drake argued with the man at the restaurant along the 7500 block of Lomas Boulevard, just east of Louisiana.

Witnesses told police at one point the man threw a drink at Drake and then Drake hit the man with a push broom. Police say Drake then pulled out a knife and stabbed the man in the legs. Drake claimed he acted in self-defense but police arrested him for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors have filed a motion to keep Drake locked up until trial.