2 charged in stabbing at Salt Lake convenience store

Two Sandy men have been charged with stabbing and luring a man to a Salt Lake gas station so he could be attacked.

Two Sandy men have been charged with stabbing and luring a man to a Salt Lake gas station so he could be attacked. (Valery Evlakhov, Shutterstock)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two Sandy men face criminal charges in a stabbing at a downtown gas station, including a man who police say helped set the victim up.

Mark Hunter Sorensen, 29, and Kurt Carrington Warner, 34, were each charged Friday in 3rd District Court with aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, a second-degree felony.

On May 12, Salt Lake police responded just before 10 p.m. to a report of a stabbing at a Maverik, 615 S. 200 West. The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition to be treated for stab wounds to his chest, according to police.

When detectives questioned the victim, he said Sorensen had picked him up from a motel so they could meet up with a woman at a store. But as soon as Sorensen parked in front of the gas station, Warner "began banging on the passenger window" and then opened the passenger door and stabbed him multiple times, charging documents state.

"(The victim) said Warner got into the vehicle and continued stabbing him. (He) said that he exited the vehicle, at which point Warner followed and continued stabbing him again," according to the charges.

The victim also told police "that he believes he was set up by Sorensen and Warner because he owed money," the charges say.

After the attack, Warner is recorded on surveillance video getting into the vehicle that Sorensen had driven to the Maverik, according to police.

"Sorensen is never seen getting out of the vehicle or aiding (the victim) in any way," the charges state.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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