A Sunnyside man is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing of his girlfriend Thursday near Granger.
Yakima police were called to Astria Regional Medical Center around 5:20 p.m. for a woman who came to the hospital with multiple stab wounds. She told officers that she had fallen on a knife, but police said that statement was not consistent with her wounds, according to a Yakima County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Later that evening, police found a 36-year-old Sunnyside man wandering in traffic and arrested him for an outstanding warrant out of Colorado, the release said. He had the stabbing victim’s phone when he was arrested, the release said.
Officers again questioned the woman, telling her how her cellphone was found. With support from her family, she said her boyfriend had stabbed her multiple times, the release said. Because she told officers the incident happened near Granger, the investigation was transferred to the sheriff’s office.
Yakima County Superior Court Judge David Elofson set bail at $100,000 each for the assault and the Colorado warrant during a preliminary hearing Friday.