ELKO – A man was stabbed in a southside neighborhood Friday morning and police have arrested a suspect.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Bullion Road at 11:16 a.m. when a passerby notified dispatch that a man had been stabbed. The victim was transported for medical treatment but his injury was not life-threatening.

Police found Javon Keester, 19, of Elko approximately three blocks away from the stabbing, and a knife was recovered approximately one block from the scene along his path.

Keester was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon.

“Preliminary investigation indicates an argument over a debt was the cause of the stabbing,” stated the Elko Police Department.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident is encouraged to notify detectives at 777-7310.

According to Elko Daily Free Press files, Keester was also arrested in October for domestic battery and resisting a public officer.

This was the third stabbing reported in Elko over the past five weeks.

Kendrick O. Johnson, 29, of Las Vegas was arrested June 23 after a domestic dispute escalated into a knife fight, according to police. Johnson is accused of stabbing a 15-year-old girl who then stabbed him several times.

Elba Gonzalez, 29, of Elko was arrested Thursday on charges of stabbing her estranged boyfriend early Wednesday morning, police said.

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