MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he stabbed another man in his chest near his heart.

The incident happened last year in Dec. around 11:15 p.m. when Eddie Webb pulled into his driveway and saw a man approach him from the back of his home on the 600 block of Honduras Road. Webb said the man first swung at his dog before approaching him.

“He stuck me right (in the chest),” Webb said. “Stuck a hole in my chest wall.”

Webb began bleeding immediately. When he was transported to the hospital, the doctors told him he was stabbed one inch away from his heart and needed several stitches.

Webb told officers he recognized the man who stabbed him as an individual named “Screwball” whose real name was later identified as Royal Stewart. Webb said Stewart is a homeless man he’d seen around the neighborhood.

After he got out of the hospital, Webb said he periodically drove around looking for Stewart for months and claims he found him Sunday sitting at David Carnes Park.

Stewart was arrested and is expected to appear in court on April 5.

Considering how close the knife came to his heart, Webb said he’s thankful to be alive.

“I’m blessed,” he said.