A Prineville man who posted bail and was out of jail from a previous stabbing was arrested Monday after stabbing someone else outside a store, according to police.
The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. after a fight between two men in front of the Ace Hardware/Rite Aid location on NE 3rd Street.
Capt. Larry Seymour said a 35-year-old man was stabbed and take by a citizen to St. Charles in Prineville. He was later airlifted to St. Charles in Bend with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was quickly identified as 28-year-old Nicholas W. Myers, who was later found walking in a field on NE Laughlin Road where he was arrested
Seymour said the two men knew each other before the assault. Myers had posted bail on a previous stabbing in a different Oregon county, Seymour said.
Oregon court records show Myers has a lengthy rap sheet with arrests in Crook, Multnomah, Jefferson, Umatilla and Malheur counties dating back to 2010.
He allegedly tried to “shank” a man in Malheur County last year and a warrant was issued for him in that case.
He’s been charged with first-degree assault and was taken to the Crook County Jail where he’s being held on a $1 million bond.
Additional charges could be considered by a Grand Jury.
The case (PPD Case# 21000434) is still being investigated and we are asking the public to contact Det. Vollmer or Det. Sgt. Shane Wilson with any information that may assist us in this investigation.
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