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Wickenburg man faces charges in stabbing

Jimenez

Jimenez

PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office arrested a 22-year-old Wickenburg man after he allegedly stabbed a Congress man multiple times on June 29.

Jesus Salvador Jimenez fled the victim's residence after the incident and when the Sheriff's Office could not find him, obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and prohibited possessor.

On Friday, deputies answered a call at a home on East Grandview Drive in Congress after neighbors reported a man carrying a baseball bat. Jimenez was at the house and deputies arrested him without incident, YCSO spokesman Scott Reed said. Reed said the two incidents were unrelated.

The actual stabbing happened early June 29. The 37-year-old victim, the suspect and another man were drinking at the victim's home on Pacific Street. At one point, the victim went outside and Jimenez attacked him from behind with a fixed-blade, military-style knife.

The victim's mother called 911. When first responders arrived, they could not tell how many stab wounds the man received because he was bleeding profusely, Reed said.

Paramedics flew the victim to John C. Lincoln Hospital North in Phoenix where he underwent surgery for multiple stab wounds, including a collapsed lung. As of Friday, doctors listed him in stable condition.

Reed said before emergency workers took the man to the hospital, he described the attacker and told the deputies his first name. During an interview in the hospital, he told them the stabbing was unprovoked and that he and the suspect were acquaintances.

He offered no additional information about the suspect's motive. The suspect may have used drugs before the stabbing, Reed said.

A judge has issued a $250,000 bond for Jimenez's release from the jail.

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