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St. George cops nab man in road rage stabbing

First Published Sep 26 2012 10:29 am • Last Updated Sep 26 2012 04:45 pm

A 22-year-old St. George man was in serious condition Wednesday, the day after he was stabbed during a purported road rage incident.

St. George police Officer Derek Lewis said the incident occurred late Tuesday night near 200 East and St. George Boulevard. While stopped at a red light, the victim and the 21-year-old suspect got into a dispute over an unspecified issue. Both men exited their vehicles and that was when the victim was stabbed in the upper abdomen.

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Police learned of the incident when they were called to Dixie Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, where the victim had been driven by a friend.

Just after midnight, officers tracked down and arrested the suspect and booked him into Washington County Jail. The St. George man was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail on one third-degree felony count of aggravated assault.

Lewis said the victim underwent emergency surgery and was stable. His injury was not considered life threatening.

remims@sltrib.com




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