BOZEMAN — Cyrus Mimbs of Bozeman was arrested Sunday after allegedly stabbing one of his roommates numerous times, causing life-threatening wounds.
Mimbs, 18 years old, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday to face a charge of attempted deliberate homicide.
According to court documents, police responded to the 2200 block of Buckrake Avenue on Sunday for a 911 call reporting a stabbing. Mimbs had reportedly left the scene and was found by officers about a quarter-mile from the residence. The reporting officer said Mimbs refused to follow commands and resisted arrest.
Court documents say Mimbs, one of his two roommates, and a third person who was interviewed as a witness were home, sitting on the living room couch for several hours.
Mimbs, reportedly unprovoked, then grabbed a large, fixed-blade knife from a coffee table and began stabbing his roommate in his chest, neck, and face. The victim was able to run through the kitchen to the front door, according to court documents, but the door was locked.
Mimbs reportedly started stabbing the victim again in the back and chest, forcing him to the floor.
Mimbs' third roommate, who was upstairs, reportedly came down when he heard screaming and saw Mimbs stabbing the victim while holding him in a headlock.
Court documents say he ran back upstairs and barricaded himself in his room with the other witness and called 911.
According to court documents, the victim was stabbed more than 20 times, and sustained two punctured lungs and a broken neck. He was flown to a trauma center for medical care.
The reporting officer said Mimbs agreed to be interviewed without an attorney present after he was read his rights. Mimbs allegedly said he intended to kill the victim, who he said was a source of "negative energy."
Mimbs also allegedly said he ran because he felt guilty for what he had done but felt "exhilarated" during the stabbing and, court documents say, thought it "would lead to a better future for himself."
No further information about the victim's current condition was available at this point.
The judge set bail for Mimbers at $500,000. His next appearance is set for January 8.