Man arrested for stabbing in Winona

Man arrested for stabbing in Winona

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A man was stabbed in a Winona home on Wednesday evening, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Department.

After drinking at a bar in east Flagstaff, three men returned to a Winona residence and continued to drink. During a verbal argument, David Slater, 61, from Anthem, allegedly stabbed one of the men.

Slater fled the residence, and the homeowner attempted to transfer the stabbed victim to the hospital.

Slater was arrested later in the evening for DUI-related charges and placed in the Coconino County Jail.

While driving the stabbed victim to the hospital, the driver crashed his silver dually truck into construction equipment on Interstate 17 and McConnell Drive in Flagstaff, causing front end damage to the truck.

The driver and the stabbed victim then got into an argument. The stabbed victim stepped out of the damaged truck and the driver drove it away.

The victim told witnesses that he had been stabbed, and the witnesses informed the authorities. The victim was transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Deputies were later able to verify that Slater was the suspect for the stabbing, and two counts of aggravated assault were added to his charges.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Flagstaff Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety are all participating in this investigation.

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