Yakima Man Charged With Stabbing Sunday May Be Charged With First Degree Assault | Crime and courts
A 20-year-old man from Yakima accused of stabbing someone during an argument could face a first-degree assault charge.
The stabbing occurred just before 9 p.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Lincoln Avenue.
The suspect appeared in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday, where he faces possible charges of first-degree assault and harassment.
He is accused of throwing the victim with a kitchen knife and stabbing him in the hand, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The suspect was arguing with the woman’s two brothers in the living room when he grabbed a knife in the kitchen and attacked the victim, threatening to kill her, according to the affidavit.
The suspect threw the knife at the victim, who was stabbed in the hand when he blocked the knife, the affidavit states.
The woman told police she was cutting pizza in the kitchen when she heard the three arguing. She said the suspect entered the kitchen and left with the knife, according to the affidavit.
She told police that she did not witness the stabbing.
The victim was then taken by her brother to her mother’s house and she called 911, according to the affidavit.
The victim was treated by doctors, but refused to be taken to hospital. Her mother signed a refusal form.
Police subsequently arrested the suspect, who had left the scene on foot, according to the affidavit.
The suspect told police the brothers were arguing and one pulled a switch and stabbed the other, according to the affidavit.