Man jailed in overnight stabbing

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man in the abdomen following an alcohol-fueled fight early Friday, according to an arrest affidavit.

Kyle Raymond is being held at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault after Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies were were called around 12:10 a.m. on a reported possible stabbing victim at 553 29 1/4 Road, according to an arrest affidavit.

The victim, 27, walked up to a man and collapsed in his driveway at 553 29 1/4 Road, initially saying he’d been shot, the affidavit said. The homeowner said the man was holding his abdomen with what appeared to be his intestines hanging out.

Raymond was detained within minutes as an occupant of a vehicle pulled over in a traffic stop around 28 1/4 Road and Patterson. Raymond denied involvement. A witness on 29 Road positively identified Raymond as the man who allegedly explained he’d, “just stabbed somebody.”

“I just stabbed somebody like 4 or 5 times,” Raymond said, according to statements attributed to the witness.

Raymond acknowledged he was in a fight with the victim, which happened outside Raymond’s residence at 29 Road and Orchard Avenue, but denied stabbing him.

Read the full story in Saturday’s Daily Sentinel.


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