Steamboat stabbing suspect serves 30-day jail sentence

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Victor Mejia-Juarez

— A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of stabbing a 19-year-old neighbor in the leg March 7 has served a 30-day jail sentence.

Victor Mejia-Juarez was charged with second-degree assault. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault. He had to pay a $100 fine, court costs and the cost of his 30-day jail sentence. Mejia-Juarez also will be on unsupervised probation for one year.

According to police, Mejia-Juarez got into a fistfight with the 19-year-old man outside a residence at the Walton Village condominiums. Mejia-Juarez reportedly had drank a lot of whiskey, and the victim was trying to keep Mejia-Juarez from causing problems, police said.

At some point during the fight, the 19-year-old was stabbed in the thigh. He was released from Yampa Valley Medical Center soon after being treated.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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