Two Willimantic men have been arrested after a stabbing that stemmed from a domestic dispute Saturday night.
Jose Sanchez, 23, is charged with stabbing his brother-in-law Robinson Acevedo, 23. Both were arrested in the incident.
Police say they responded for a possible stabbing on West Avenue just before 8 p.m. Saturday. At first they couldn't find a victim, but received a 911 call from a nearby elderly living complex. They responded to the complex and found a male victim, identified as Acevedo, of 94 West Avenue lying on a deck with a stab wound to the upper chest. The victim told police he was trying to run to the hospital.
"He told me that himself," said Cpl. Stanley Parizo Jr. "He was able to get across the avenue, into the parking lot, and that's when fire rescue picked him up. He was headed up to Windham hospital which is only 11, 12 hundred meters from here."
Acevedo was transported to Windham Hospital where he underwent surgery for non-life threatening injuries.
Police arrested Acevedo’s brother-in-law, Sanchez, of 94 West Avenue and charged him in the incident. Sanchez is charged with first-degree assault and disorderly conduct and is currently held on a $75,000 bond.
Acevedo was also arrested upon his release from the hospital. He is charged with threatening, disorderly conduct, and third-degree assault and is currently held on a $10,000 bond.
Police say there was never any danger to the public. Both men are expected in court Monday.