One man was hospitalized and one man was arrested following an alleged stabbing Sunday night. Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin reported Karl Vincent Ortiz, 48, was arrested following the stabbing which sent another man to the hospital. The name of the victim has not been released, but he is expected to recover, Franklin said.
Franklin said police received a call at about 10 p.m. Sunday that there had been a stabbing in the 400 block of East Iola Street. Officers found a 46-year-old man with a puncture wound to the left side of his stomach. The man was transported to Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw and later flown to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Ortiz was arrested later and booked into jail on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Franklin said apparently there was an altercation between the two men and it is believed that alcohol was involved. Ortiz remains in the county jail.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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