ST. GEORGE – Officers arrested an Ivins man for aggravated assault Saturday night after he allegedly stabbed his father in the chest during an argument.
Officers responded to the report of the assault, which occurred on the 150 East block of 200 South in Ivins, where they found a man who had been stabbed in the chest in the area of his heart, Ivins-Santa Clara Public Safety Officer Jason Shafer said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
“The blade came close,” Shafer said, “but did not hit any vital organs.”
The 49-year-old man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. A family member confirmed Saturday night that he was going to be OK.
Darwin Julius Lee, 24, was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for aggravated assault with the intent to cause serious injury, as well as a class-A misdemeanor warrant for his arrest issued July 9 by the 5th District Court for criminal mischief.
Lee was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. According to booking information, his bail stands at $10,000.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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