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Spring Creek man arrested for attempted murder

Spring Creek man arrested for attempted murder

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ELKO — A 31-year-old man was booked on a quarter-million dollars’ bail early Sunday morning after allegedly stabbing a man at a Spring Creek home.

Steven L. Terry of Spring Creek had gone to the home on Merino Drive with a 34-year-old woman, according to Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts.

A 37-year-old former boyfriend arrived and entered a bedroom with the woman to talk.

Terry then entered the bedroom and began beating on the man with a baseball bat, Pitts said.

The man grabbed the bat and pinned Terry to the floor.

Terry then stabbed the man in the chest with a knife or pair of scissors, Pitts said.

He then grabbed the woman by her hand and led her to his car. They left the scene.

A caller reported the incident and deputies arrived as the car was leaving.

They were pulled over at the Maverik parking lot.

The victim was flown to a Utah hospital.

Terry was booked shortly after 6 a.m. on charges of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon. He also faces kidnapping charges because the woman claims she was forced to leave the residence with him against her will.

Additional charges of possession of a hypodermic device and driving with a suspended driver’s license were listed on the booking sheet.

Terry’s bail was set at $251,495.


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