Police investigate stabbing near bike path

ST. GEORGE — On Thursday at about 6:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man reported that he had been assaulted after being approached by four men near the Halfway Wash bike path by Dixie Sunset Plaza, 1812 West Sunset Blvd. The man said that one of the suspects then stabbed him with a knife on the chin.

Scene at Dixie Sunset Plaza on Sunset Boulevard. Beyond the police tape is the Halfway Wash Path where the stabbing allegedly occurred, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Scene at Dixie Sunset Plaza on Sunset Boulevard. Beyond the police tape is the Halfway Wash Path where the stabbing allegedly occurred, St. George, Utah, Jan. 17, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The man flagged down Gold Cross paramedics in the parking lot, he was bleeding and had a three-to-four-inch cut on his chin, according to a statement released by the St. George Police Department.

The man told police that three Hispanic men and one Caucasian man approached him and that one of the Hispanic men then assaulted him with a knife. After the assault the four men fled the area in an unknown direction.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

“We have very little description of the suspects or the knife that was used,” St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said. As far as a motive for the assault, Despain said, “we are still trying to figure that out.”

The man was transported to the Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by Gold Cross Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to his chin, the statement said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to please contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

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10 Comments

  • Ashley January 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Wth seriously!! People these days! This is why I can’t even let my children play outside the yard! And they even have to have supervision just to be in the yard playing!! I hate society anymore! I hope this man gets well soon and I pray they catch his attackers!!

  • Betty January 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I walk that trail almost daily. Oh, did I mention I have a concealed weapon permit and that I carry a beauty. Be warned, I’m not afraid to use it. Just saying.

  • bub January 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I’m thinking there’s more to this story…

    • bub January 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      What we don’t know is if these men were attempting to rob the victim or if this was some type of drug transaction that went bad. Usually in this town it always involves drugs…

  • Mr. Doug January 17, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I believe that there was a rape on this same site one or two years ago. How about better lighting AND a video security camera?

  • Kanabcowgirl January 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Yrs ago when I was living in stg with my family I couldn’t let my children play outside my front door for 15mins w/o some1 reporting to dcfs/police. Yet I saw the neighborhood children playing for hours on end relatively unsupervised. Prejudice pure prejudice

  • Bryn January 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Concealed weapon permits classes including the BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification) fees for licensing and FBI finger printing all come out to be just over $100. Now tell me, when it comes to having one and not needing one, as opposed to needing one and not having one, is $100 (plus cost of firearm ($200+) worth it? Is coming home to your family safely or protecting another law abiding citizen from serious harm/bodily injury worth the cost to attend a 4 hour concealed firearm class where they give you the knowledge of state/federal law and the know how of handling a firearm safely as well as the cost of the firearm itself? It’s a tragedy that this happened in our lovely little safe town, but I hope it can be eye opening to everyone.

    • bub January 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      most people are far more likely to injure themselves w a concealed gun than ward of an attacker… a 4hr paper only class should not grant someone a permit either…

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