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One arrested in stabbing incident

A Pagosa Springs man was arrested on charges of attempted first degree murder following an incident on Jan. 27.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 27, the Pagosa Springs Police Department was notified that the victim of a stabbing was in the Pagosa Mountain Hospital emergency room, said Det. Scott Maxwell of the PSPD.

It was reported that the stabbing occurred at 375 N. Fifth Street and the victim, a 21-year-old Pagosa Springs man, had two injuries caused by a knife, Maxwell said.

One of the injuries was life threatening and the victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center, according to Maxwell.

A subsequent investigation, aided by the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office and a District Attorney investigator, resulted in the arrest of one suspect — Lucas Chavez, 19, of Pagosa Springs — on charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Chavez is being held in the Archuleta County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

randi@pagosasun.com