A Bend man was arrested after stabbing another Bend man in the stomach on Saturday night.
Bend Police received a report at 9:58 p.m. about a man bleeding from his abdomen near NE 3rd St. and NE Franklin Ave.
They arrived and provided medical attention to the victim, identified as 35-year-old Manuel Garcia Martinez.
Police found through an investigation that Garcia Martinez was staying at the Bend Emergency Shelter (Lighthouse Navigation Center) at 275 NE 2nd. St.
He had previous confrontations over the past couple of months with 51-year-old Kevin Patterson, who was also staying at the shelter.
On Saturday, Patterson and Garcia Martinez had engaged in another confrontation near NE 2nd St. and NE Emerson Ave., which is when Patterson allegedly stabbed Garcia Martinez.
Garcia Martinez was taken to St. Charles with non-life threatening injuries.
Police found Patterson at the shelter, where he was arrested and then booked at the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:
- Assault II – Aggravated
- Unlawful use of a weapon
- Probation violation
Bend Police thanks the Bend Fire Department for their assistance with the investigation.