18-year-old Cedar City man arrested after allegedly stabbing 17-year-old during fight

File photo of Cedar City Police cruiser, Cedar City News/St. George News

CEDAR CITY — An 18-year-old Cedar City man was arrested and booked into jail after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old male in a fight late Saturday night, police said.

Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said the incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. when a call to dispatch reported a fight between two teenage individuals.

Koby Layne Slack booking photo, March 25, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Jail, St. George News/Cedar City News

The caller reported that an adult male, later identified as Koby Layne Slack, 18, was holding a knife to the throat of a 17-year-old male, Womack said. 

“The caller also stated Koby was intoxicated,” Womack said.

Slack fled the scene before officers arrived but was located a short time later in the foothills east of the Fiddlers Canyon area and taken into custody. The initial incident took place in the vicinity of Hovi Hills Drive.

“The minor had a stab wound to the side which was not life-threatening,” Womack said, before adding the victim was transported to Cedar City Hospital for treatment.

Slack was also reportedly injured during the altercation, receiving a minor cut on his hand. He was booked into Iron County Jail early Sunday morning on suspicion of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, along with three misdemeanor offenses, namely criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and alcohol consumption by a minor.

Police said the exact relationship between the individuals involved has not yet been confirmed but noted the investigation is still active and ongoing

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. 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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  • aaron March 25, 2018 at 11:43 am

    How come there are no marches against knife, violence why are they not talking about banning knifes.

    • Icomments2 March 25, 2018 at 11:14 pm

      Exactly!!! Where is the outrage over this!!! Kids bring knives to school everyday, but you dont hear the hate over it!!! Knives kill more people than guns do!!! Driving and texting kill more people than people pulling the trigger of a gun!!! GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE, STUPID PEOPLE WITH GUNS KILL PEOPLE!!!

  • Sparky March 26, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Drive him to the top of Cedar mountain, tie him to the back of the truck and drag him down, if he lives give him a year or two in jail, if he dies, bonus. A good dragging should help deter from the years of negligence of discipline from parents.

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