Deputies arrest 2 men accused of stabbing in Providence

LOGAN — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men Saturday accused of stabbing another man during a fight, at a house party in Providence.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said a 22-year-old Hyrum man was driven to Logan Regional Hospital early Saturday morning. Staff at the Emergency Room called sheriff’s deputies after finding that he had a slash wound to his head and face, and stab wounds to the chest and back.

Deputies interviewed the victim while he was being treated. They determined that a fight occurred during a party being held at 145 South 200 East in Providence. He was able to provide information about the alleged suspects who used a knife during the fight to inflict his injuries. He was also able to provide the names of additional partygoers who witnessed the assault.

Peterson said, shortly after the investigation got underway, detectives identified two people of interest in the case, 26-year-old Michael Sao and 24-year-old Jim Tiew, both of Logan. They were taken into custody for questioning and later booked into the Cache County Jail. Both have been charged with one count of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony and one count of obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony.

The victim’s injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. He was still admitted into the hospital for observation.

Peterson said detectives served warrants at the Providence address and the location of Tiew’s Logan apartment. The warrants included residences, property and vehicles. Evidence has been gathered substantiating the charges. The case is ongoing.

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