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Stabbing in West Central leads to arrest

A man was booked into jail after allegedly stabbing his roommate in West Central Spokane Monday.

Robert Aron Young, 30, was booked into Spokane County Jail Monday for first-degree assault, domestic violence.

The victim, Davis D. Botts, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after the attack, which occurred about 9:31 p.m. at 2202 W. Gardner Avenue. The extent of his injuries is unknown, but a hospital employee said he was not listed as a patient there Tuesday night.

According to police, Botts and his mother, Angela M. Durazo, with whom Young had an intimate relationship, were watching a movie when Young came home and a verbal fight between Durazo and Young ensued.

Botts locked Young out, but Young regained entry through Botts’ bedroom window and reached over Durazo, who was apparently trying to intervene, to stab Botts once in the chest with a folding knife with a four-inch blade, police said.

Young fled the scene, but police stopped his vehicle at Mission Avenue and Astor Street and he was arrested despite claims of self defense.

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