Man arrested after stabbing early Friday in Jamestown

The victim reportedly suffered nonlife-threatening injuries.

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Santos Lara
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JAMESTOWN — A 29-year-old man was arrested early Friday, Dec. 16, as the suspect in a stabbing in Jamestown, according to the Jamestown Police Department.

Lt. Robert Opp said in a news release issued by the department that Santos Eraza Lara, 29 was taken into custody after police investigated a report of a stabbing at 12:45 a.m. Friday at 1014 16 St NE.

The victim was taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he was treated for multiple stab wounds in the abdomen. Opp said his condition was unknown but reportedly was non-life threatening.

Opp said the investigation determined the assailant and victim worked at a construction site at Spiritwood. The investigation also indicates the assailant specifically targeted the victim and no current danger exists to the community, he said.

Lara was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Stutsman County Correctional Center.


Opp said Lara came from Honduras to work on a construction project at Spiritwood. His immigration status is not known at this time but is being investigated, he said.

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