An apparent argument turned into a stabbing incident last week in Shelton. Lieutenant Les Watson with the Shelton Police Department said on July 1, 2015 just after midnight, Shelton Police Officers responded to a stabbing that was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of South 1st Street. Officers were initially unable to locate a victim of this reported crime, but a short time later the dispatch center received a phone call indicating that the victim was awaiting Officer contact at Olympic Hwy South and Arcadia. The victim, a 36 year old male from Elma, Washington, had a fresh, bleeding wound on his shoulder which he said was caused by being stabbed with a box knife (or similar cutting instrument).

The victim was able to identify the suspect in this assault. A Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect in the downtown area a few blocks from where the stabbing was said to have occurred. The suspect, a 45 year old male with “General Delivery, Shelton” listed as his address, was taken into custody on an outstanding felony, Department of Corrections warrant and a fresh charge of Assault 2nd Degree.

The parties involved in this incident are familiar with each other and the assault stemmed from an argument between the victim and the suspect. The extent of injuries to the suspect are unknown at this time; at the time of initial police contact he was transported to Mason General Hospital by ambulance for treatment.