BEND, OR -- A Prineville man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance at a home on NE Greenwood in Bend, Thursday morning. The 24-year-old victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was contacted by Bend police at the hospital; he told them he was stabbed by 28-year-old Travis Root.
Lt. Jason Maniscalco tells KBND News officers found Root still at the house and took him into custody. "It's a business, and it's got an adjoining residence in the back. We figured out that this incident actually happened in the residence portion of that building. And then our officers and detective processed the scene, looked for evidence, collected evidence, and then we obviously interviewed and talked with everybody involved." Police aren't yet commenting on a motive, "What we know right now is that they're acquaintances; they do know each other. We talked to Travis Root and another male who was just a witness to this incident."
Root is charged with Assault in the second degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He's due in court Friday afternoon.