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Two people arrested in connection with a stabbing in Missoula

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 11:58 AM Updated:

(MISSOULA) Two people have been arrested after being accused of stabbing a man after a Monday evening fight on Missoula's northside.

The suspects are identified as  Christopher Newrider and Valerie Thompson.

Missoula Police Department spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh told MTN News that officers responded to a home in the 1800 block of Sherwood Street shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday.

Police found that a 38-year-old man had been stabbed several times.

Police say the man was conscious and alert when he was taken to a hospital. There's no further word on the victim's condition. Police are also investigating a possible second victim who was not injured in the stabbing.

The victim accused the Newrider and Thompson of stealing items from him; the disagreement then escalated and the two suspects allegedly stabbed the victim.

Both of the suspects then left the scene, and Newrider was found a short time later near a downtown motel. Thompson was also found at that location, according to police.

Newrider and Thompson are both in custody at the Missoula County Detention Center and are expected to make their initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Missoula Justice Court.

Missoula police are continuing to investigate the stabbing.

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