Police Search for Mountain Home Stabbing Suspect
Mountain Home Police are looking for a man who they say stabbed five people at a bar early Sunday morning. The stabbing took place at At about 1:45 Sunday morning, at a bar called Charlie's Place. Rae Ann Stoecker owns a store across the street from the bar. She tells Idaho's News Channel 7 she is still in shock over the violence.
Sgt. Rick Viola with Mountain Home Police says the incident started with some sort of fight. Witnesses said as a bouncer was trying to remove the suspect, the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the bouncer. Police said the suspect then stabbed four other people before he ran from the bar. Police and witnesses said one of the victims was found lying in front of a nearby church. They say he was chasing the suspect, who was running west toward the railroad tracks. While the bouncer was treated and released, police said the other victims were taken to Boise hospitals, three by air ambulance and one by ground ambulance.
The suspect is described as a man in his mid-to-late twenties, with dark skin, and short black hair. He's clean shaven, and about 5'8" with a skinny build. He was wearing blue jeans, a black or dark blue shirt, and black-and-white checkered shoes.