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.