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Rimrock Bar Stabbing Suspect in Custody

Perez-Vidal arrested for stabbing a Cottonwood man

was arrested for stabbing a Cottonwood man

Sedona AZ (April 6, 2014) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Jonathan Perez-Vidal, 30, of Rimrock, Arizona, on April 4, 2014, after identifying him as the man who stabbed another at the McGuireville Tavern, 2100 Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock earlier that day.

On the afternoon of April 4, 2014,  YCSO arrested Perez‐Vidal at his home. The man acknowledged his involvement in the fight and admitted becoming upset when he saw the victim talking with his wife.

The victim had informed investigating deputies that he did not know Perez-Vidal. He also told deputies he was unaware of any issues created while speaking with patrons inside the tavern.

Perez‐Vidal was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and remains in‐custody on a $50,000 bond.

The victim was released from the hospital on Sunday, April 6.

Preliminary information released by YCSO:

This morning, April 4, 2014, at approximately 1:45 in the morning, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the McGuireville Tavern in the 2100 block of Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, regarding a stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies found a 38‐year‐old Cottonwood man seated on a bench inside the tavern bleeding from his chest and one of his knees. The man was able to tell deputies he had been attacked and stabbed by an unknown man and claimed it was without provocation.

Deputies rendered first aid pending arrival of medical personnel. The victim was eventually transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center and then airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Deputies interviewed several witnesses and developed information identifying a suspect who had already fled the location. Witnesses saw the suspect in possession of a knife during the fight. Deputies searched the area, but could not immediately locate the suspect and requested YCSO detectives on scene. The investigation and search for the suspect continued.

Detectives have indicated an arrest is likely today and will release further details when available. The victim remains at Flagstaff Medical Center in stable condition with surgery under consideration.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website.

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