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Bend Police make an arrest of a suspect from a January stabbing case.


Gerrit Van Houweling, 23, was arrested lThursday for allegedly stabbing Triet Tran, 37, and Kathy Thibeault, 38, both of Bend on January first.


Sgt. Nick Parker says police were called to a residence on Highway 20 and find the two victims with stab wounds.  Both were taken to St. Charles - Bend for treatment of their injuries.


The investigation revealed that Tran and Thibeault had an argument at another location.  Tran went to their home and Thibeault got a ride from Van Houweling to the home. There a fight broke out and the couple were stabbed and Van Houweling fled.


Police searched exhaustively for Van Houweling, and thanks to a tip, were able to locate and arrest him on March 15th.

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