Man stabbed at Park City hotel in dispute about a woman
August 27, 2010
Local law enforcement officers arrested two people on Monday after one of them stabbed the other during a fight at a hotel, the Park City Police Department said.
The police said the victim of the stabbing is 30 years old and from Durham, N.C. The suspect is 23 years old and from New Haven, Conn.
According to the police, Park City officers and deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Park City Peaks Hotel on Park Avenue after a 911 call at just before 7:30 p.m.
Officers found the North Carolina man in one of the hotel’s rooms with multiple wounds to his right shoulder and forearm. Paramedics treated him at the hotel and then took him in an ambulance to the Park City Medical Center, the police said.
A statement released by the Police Department said witnesses told investigators the suspect stabbed the man in retaliation after the North Carolina man punched him in the mouth earlier in the day during a dispute about a woman. Phil Kirk, a police captain, said the woman appears to be the fiancee of one of the men.
A Sheriff’s Office deputy at just after 8 p.m. found a man matching the suspect’s description at 1500 Snow Creek Drive. He was taken into custody and questioned. The police booked the man into the Summit County Jail on a preliminary charge of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.
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The stabbing victim, meanwhile, was arrested by the police after being treated at the hospital. An assault citation, classified as a class B misdemeanor, was filed against him, a Justice Court clerk said.
Formal charges had not been filed against either person by the middle of the week. Police Department detectives continue to investigate.
Kirk said a company sent the two men to Park City to work as door-to-door salespeople. Kirk was unsure what sort of goods or services the company sells. He also was unsure how long the men had been in Park City prior to the confrontation. The two knew each other through the work, Kirk said.
Kirk said investigators recovered the knife that is believed to have been used. The weapon was not with the Connecticut man when he was taken into custody, Kirk said, declining to provide details about where the weapon was found. Kirk was not sure what sort of knife was recovered.