Suspect facing aggravated assault charge after stabbing in Vernal

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VERNAL, Utah, Sept. 24, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was flown to a Salt Lake area hospital for treatment after a stabbing in Vernal Monday afternoon.

Law enforcement was dispatched to a reported physical altercation in front of a residence at approximately 4 p.m., according to a news release from Vernal City Police Department.

“Upon arrival by law enforcement, officers determined that the suspect involved had left the residence as a passenger in a vehicle,” the news release said. “The officer on scene discovered a substantial amount of blood in the driveway.”

The victim, identified as Donovan Paulus, was transported to the Ashley Regional Medical Center emergency room with a stab wound. He was later flown to a Salt Lake City area hospital for medical treatment. An update on Paulus’ condition is unavailable at this time, officials said. 

“Investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred at the residence, and that the victim had gotten into the passenger side of a vehicle at the scene when he was stabbed through the open window by 21-year-old Vernal resident Meikel Cameron, whom he lives with,” the news release said. 

Cameron was located and booked into the Uintah County Jail for aggravated assault.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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