Officers arrested a 20-year-old Centralia man early Sunday after he allegedly stabbed a Lacey man, according to the Lacey Police Department.
About 12:40 a.m., police responded to a disturbance in the 5600 block of Ipsut Court Southeast in Lacey, which is near 54th Avenue Southeast and Ruddell Road Southeast, Sgt. Matt Koehler said.
Once police arrived, they stopped a white vehicle leaving the scene and its driver, who turned out to be the Centralia man, he said.
Inside the nearby residence they found the victim: a 21-year-old Lacey man who appeared to have been stabbed in the abdomen, Koehler said.
Koehler said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, and that he was able to communicate and talk with police.
Treyvon Newman, 21, called The Olympian from Providence St. Peter Hospital after seeing initial reports, to identify himself as the stabbing victim.
He said he was trying to break up a fight when he was stabbed, and that he didn’t know the suspect.
Newman was released from the hospital about 5:30 p.m. He said he underwent surgery for the wounds, near his kidneys.
Officers booked the Centralia man into Thurston County Jail on suspicion of assault in the second degree.