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Congress stabbing suspect apprehended in Phoenix

Anthony Lamon Jr.

Anthony Lamon Jr.

A 24-year-old man wanted in connection with the stabbing of his brother in Congress Thursday night was located in a Phoenix hospital Tuesday and has been arrested.

Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Anthony Lamon Jr. after responding to a stabbing in the 22000 block of Painted Acres Lane in Congress. The victim, a 22-year-old man, told them Lamon had stabbed him in the back and slashed his arm with a hunting knife during an argument, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said, and he ran from Lamon, believing Lamon was picking up a hatchet to attack him.

The victim was flown to a Phoenix hospital; his injuries were later determined not to be life-threatening.

Deputies learned that Lamon, who had left the scene before they arrived, might be visiting a relative in a Phoenix-area hospital, and notified Phoenix police. Hospital security spotted him, but he ran when they tried to contact him.

D'Evelyn said the YCSO developed information that Lamon had checked himself into St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix, and when Phoenix police went there, they found him in the behavioral health unit.

Once he was discharged from the hospital, he was arrested and booked on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon, D'Evelyn said.

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