Charge laid following motel stabbing
A charge has now been laid against the Kamloops man arrested yesterday (Dec. 27) in relation to an early-morning stabbing at a Sahali motel.
Frank McDermott is facing one count of aggravated assault, and is expected to remain in custody pending a court date next month.
The 41-year-old was arrested by Kamloops RCMP at about 11 a.m. yesterday. Police allege he stabbed another man during an altercation at the Desert Inn earlier in the morning.
According to police, at about 4 a.m. the 37-year-old victim stumbled up to another motel, located next door to the Desert Inn.
He was suffering stab wounds to his abdomen, and an employee of the motel called 911.
The victim, who has not been identified, underwent emergency surgery. His wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.
McDermott has a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for violent offences.
Most recently, in June, he was handed a 60-day jail term after pleading guilty to assault charges stemming from an incident last year.
In January, he was sentenced to more than five months in jail after pleading guilty to weapons charges.