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Police ID woman stabbed during Tooele robbery

Police ID woman stabbed during Tooele robbery

(Tooele County Jail)


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TOOELE — Police have identified the woman who was stabbed by another woman during an attempted robbery Sunday morning.

Police officers responded to a report of a robbery near 1000 North and Droubay Road in Tooele around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Tooele police. A 20-year-old woman from Tooele called a friend for a ride, but after being picked up, she was assaulted by two women in the van who demanded her property, police said.

During the assault, the victim stabbed Olivia Upchurch, 22, in the chest with a pocket knife in self-defense, police said. The 20-year-old victim was released from the van and Upchurch was transported to an area hospital. She was later transferred to a Salt Lake City hospital in critical condition, police said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Upchurch was still in critical condition and police said charges have been submitted to the Tooele County Attorney's Office.

The other people in the van, Johnnie Bear, 30, Rachel Myers, 35, and Gregory Kissinger, whose age wasn't immediately known, were all booked into the Tooele County Jail in connection with robbery.

The investigation is ongoing, but police believe drugs were a factor in the incident.

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