IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho State Police have arrested a man the agency believes stabbed two people in a brawl in 2014.
Police arrested a 20-year-old Idaho Falls man on Sunday on a drug charge before discovering that he had an outstanding arrest warrant related to the stabbing, reported The Post Register (http://bit.ly/2c8CHOM ).
The man, who was 18 at the time of the September 2014 fight, is charged with aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. He has posted a $50,000 bond.
Officers tried to serve the warrant two years ago, but they couldn’t find the suspect, said Joelyn Hansen, a spokeswoman for Idaho Falls Police.
The violent brawl broke out around 1:30 a.m. in a 24-hour Los Albertos restaurant in Idaho Falls, according to court records. The suspect’s brother later told police that they arrived at the restaurant after leaving a cousin’s quinceanera. At the restaurant, two women got into an argument that became physical, and a man punched one of the women.
The confrontation led to a melee that involved about 20 people and spilled outside the restaurant. Video surveillance captured Carlos Arturo Luna-Molina returning to the restaurant nursing his left arm.
Luna-Molina was seriously wounded and required surgery. He told police he lost two liters of blood after an artery on his arm was severed. The average adult human body contains about 5 liters of blood.
Another man was also stabbed in the shoulder, according to court records.
Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com