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Man arrested in stabbing of brother

By Steve Fidel | Posted - Apr. 24, 2011 at 5:22 p.m.



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Jody Van Fleet
Jody Van Fleet

SALT LAKE CITY — Police arrested a man Sunday who allegedly stabbed his brother the day before.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Isaac Atencio said police got a call 6:30 p.m. Saturday from a hospital, where the victim initially told police he was stabbed in an alley by a man who attacked him.


The two brothers started arguing and went into the apartment. One of them stabbed the other. The neighbor was then our good Samaritan, who took (the victim) to the hospital, but he didn't call police.

–Lt. Isaac Atencio


While officers were looking for a crime scene, Atencio said he sent officers over to the victim's apartment at 1140 E. Ramona Ave. "We found blood on the front steps of the apartment and talked to a neighbor. We were able to put together that the victim and brother and a neighbor were working on a car. The two brothers started arguing and went into the apartment. One of them stabbed the other," Atencio said.

"The neighbor was then our good Samaritan, who took (the victim) to the hospital, but he didn't call police."

Neighbors called police when the alleged attacker returned home Sunday. Jody Van Fleet, 27, was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault.

Police did not have an update Sunday on the condition of the victim, who was taken into surgery in serious condition Saturday night.

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