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SV man arrested for attempted murder

Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 14:51:58-04

A Sierra Vista man has been arrested for attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault following a stabbing at a local bar early Saturday morning. 

Sierra Vista Police say on Saturday at 12:16 a.m. officers responded to a report of a disorderly conduct at the International Karaoke and Bar located at 325 W. Fry Blvd. 

As officers arrived, they contacted 39-year-old John Christopher Haynes. 

SVPD learned that Haynes had instigated an argument with a man at the bar. At that time, Haynes agreed to leave the bar and officers remained on scene until he left.

A half hour later at 12:44 a.m. SVPD officers were dispatched to their previous location for a report of an assault with a knife. 

As officers arrived, they saw Haynes running away from the bar. The officers followed Haynes and noticed that the threw an object into a nearby parking lot. 

When officers located Haynes he had an empty knife holder attached to his belt. 

Responding officers found that a man had been stabbed multiple times with a sharp object. The victim identified Haynes as the person who stabbed him. 

Officers then found a knife in the back parking lot of a local business where Haynes had been seen throwing an object. 

Haynes is being held at the Cochise County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

The victim was transported to Canyon Vista Medical Center and is in stable condition.