Man stabbed in Pinebrook
June 22, 2012
One man is in the hospital after a stabbing occurred in Pinebrook early Friday morning following a fight between two co-workers.
According to a statement from the Summit County Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to reports of a fight at 3:30 a.m. in the Pinebrook neighborhood in the Basin.
"Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male who had a life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen and had a deep cut on his leg," the report said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to the University of Utah Medical Center and is in stable condition as of Friday afternoon.
Summit County Detective Sergeant Ron Bridge said the man suspected in the stabbing is Salt Lake City resident Patrick Ryan Flaherty, 26. Neither Flaherty nor the victim lived at the location of the party in Pinebrook and were visiting a friend.
According to the statement, the victim and Flaherty got into a verbal argument and as the fight escalated, Flaherty used a kitchen knife to stab the victim and then ran away on foot. Flaherty was contacted by deputies on the phone but refused to turn himself in.
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"We figured out some locations where we thought the suspect may go after he fled," Bridge said. "We locked down his car and put surveillance at his place of work in lower Pinebrook. When he snuck into his work, we saw him and brought him into custody."
Bridge added that Flaherty did not sustain any injuries in the fight with the victim or while being taken into custody. He was booked into jail for felony attempted murder, possession of cocaine and criminal mischief, according to the statement.