Two men charged in connection with alleged stabbing in Agassiz

On May 28, police were called to the 1700 block of Highway 9 at around 2 a.m., in response to reports of a stabbing.

Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred last Wednesday in Agassiz.

On May 18, police were called to the 1700 block of Highway 9 at around 2 a.m., in response to reports of a stabbing.

General Duty officers arrived at the address and found a 61-year-old man suffering from life threatening injuries, police said. He was taken to hospital, and is is expected to recover from his injuries.

After finding the 61-year-old, two suspects were located on Highway 9 near the Rosedale-Agassiz bridge and taken into custody.

Merlin Byron Leon, 28, has been charged with accessory after the fact in attempt to commit murder, but was released from custody pending a court appearance in early June.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Israel Jacob Hudson has been charged with attempted murder, remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in late May.

“The quick response and immediate action taken by the officers who arrived at the scene were crucial in identifying and locating the suspects,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, Media Relations Officer for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

Members of the Chilliwack Serious Crime Section with support from the Agassiz General Investigation Section and the Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Section are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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