Sierra Vista man beaten with a bat, stabbed multiple times | Crime
A 33-year-old Sierra Vista man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital after he was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed multiple times, according to a news release.
The victim had non-life threatening injuries, as of Tuesday when the incident occurred.
He told the Cochise County Sheriff’s Deputies that a man had been sending him text messages and threatening him. The suspect allegedly sent a threatening message on Tuesday evening warning that he would come to the victim's house to assault him, a news release stated.
The victim heard a car horn honking outside his house and heard banging on the security screen. The man says the suspect began to beat on the security screen with a baseball bat. After the suspect calmed down, the victim went out front to talk to him.
The victim was then beaten with the bat, but was able to escape from the struggle and make it into his house. The victim’s roommate told him that he had blood all over him and it appeared that he was stabbed as well, a news release stated.
Deputies arrested 37-year-old Dale Francis Turner of Sierra Vista at his residence on Ironwood Circle. Turner was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Disorderly Conduct.
Turner remains in custody on a $75,000 bond, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.