Overheated argument results in double stabbing | SierraSun.com

Overheated argument results in double stabbing

A 68-year-old Truckee man was jailed following a late-night double stabbing in the Coachland RV Park last Thursday, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Harold Schmidt allegedly stabbed Daylen Brown, 39, also of Truckee, after Brown sped past Schmidt, who was using a public telephone near the park’s office.

According to the police report, Brown had left his home in Coachland to pick up a pizza. He saw that his car was severely overheating and raced home to prevent a vehicle fire. Schmidt yelled at Brown to slow down, but Brown continued to his home.

Brown left in his mother’s car to pick up the pizza and when he returned Schmidt approached him. An argument ensued, Schmidt pulled a knife and allegedly stabbed Brown in the hand.

The two men began wrestling and Schmidt attempted to stab Brown again in the chest, but Brown grabbed the knife and stabbed Schmidt in the chest, according to the report.

Witnesses said the two men were pulled apart by onlookers, who called 9-1-1.

Schmidt was taken “code 3,” which is the highest priority transport, to Tahoe Forest Hospital. Brown was also taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital after police officers found him at home.

Schmidt has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and, after receiving medical treatment, is awaiting trial at Nevada County Jail

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