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Stabbing suspect jailed on $100k bond

A Spokane man accused of stabbing another man in the head during a fight early this morning will remain jailed on $100,000 bond, a judge ruled this afternoon.

Jarreau S. “Sweaty” Squetimkin, 26, was arrested near 2821 N. Cincinnati St., where police say he stabbed Kenneth Barton in the left side of the head about 1:30 a.m.

Barton, who was treated and released at a hospital, told police Squetimkin burst into his home with another man and demanded money at knife point.

One resident, Audrey O’Grady, told police the second suspect, who has not been arrested, pinned Barton to a chair while holding a black folding knife, then punched him about 20 times while holding the knife, according to court documents.

Police spotted Squetimkin walking with O’Grady near Nevada and Dalton and booked him into jail on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary. He appeared before Superior Court Judge Michael Price this afternoon via video from the jail.

His criminal record includes several convictions for drug possession and delivery.

CORRECTION: A police report from Squetimkin’s arrest incorrectly stated he was walking with victim Audrey O’Grady at the time of his arrest. In fact, O’Grady was with police in a squad car when they spotted Squetimkin.



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