UPDATE: Man accused of stabbing tells police he was coming off of meth 'high'

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) UPDATE (8/12 — 5:30 p.m.):
A man is being held on a $300,000 bond after reportedly stabbing a person on Sunday.

The court arraigned Robert Martin Guerrero, 35, on felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor battery Monday afternoon in Magistrate court in Twin Falls County.

Sunday afternoon, Twin Falls Police responded to the 400 block of Gardner Avenue in reference to a stabbing. The suspect, later identified at Guerrero was sitting on the porch when officers arrived.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police found people around a man who had been stabbed in the stomach. Police searched Guerrero and found a knife on him that was covered in blood.

Witnesses told police a woman was punched then the man stepped in and later, the two started pushing one another and fighting. The woman told officers she didn’t see the knife that was reportedly used.

When officers interviewed Guerrero, they said he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Guerrero told police he had methamphetamine about two days prior and was coming down from a high, court records said.

Guerrero told police he became upset when the man stepped between him and the woman. After he was hit in the head and pushed, Guerrero said he reached for his knife, unfolded it and made two to three stabbing motions toward the man.

An officer who went to St. Luke’s to check on the man who was stabbed. Court documents said the man was recovering from surgery of three stab wounds, between his abdomen and thigh.

His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 23 at 8:15 a.m.

UPDATE (8/12 — 9:05 a.m.):

Lt. Terry Thueson of the Twin Falls Police Department confirmed the suspect in the stabbing was taken into custody on the charge of aggravated assault, and that the victim was transported to St. Luke's Medical Center for treatment with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries.

ORIGINAL

The Twin Falls Police Department confirmed responding to a call of a man being stabbed at 5:16 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the 400 block of Gardner Ave in Twin Falls.

The victim, an adult male, was transferred to St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center, and is undergoing surgery.

A male suspect is in custody and currently being interviewed, according to Cpl. Samir Smriko of the Twin Falls Police Department.

Charges for the suspect are pending.

Check back with KMVT for further updates.



 
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