A Jamestown man is in custody charged with suspicion of aggravated assault, attempted robbery and providing false information to law enforcement officers in connection with a stabbing incident in Jamestown Sept. 2.
Randy Joseph Houle, 41, was taken into custody Friday after being released from another correctional facility. He is being held at the Stutsman County Correctional Center pending formal charges.
"With the help of tips from concerned citizens, officers have been able to identify the suspect in the stabbing incident and recover evidence in this case," said Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of police in a press release Friday.
Law Enforcement officers were called to the Park Plaza Mall at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 after a report of a man stabbed in the abdomen. The weapon and assailant had left the area.
The 63-year-old male victim was transported to a Fargo hospital and is still recovering from the injury, according to the Jamestown Police Department.