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Stabbing suspect bonds out, victim in satisfactory condition

A fight outside a Chattaroy bar led to a man being stabbed multiple times and was found unconscious and bleeding on the ground by responding Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies. The victim, now identified as Orlan Knuth, is in satisfactory condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to staff.

Deputies arrested two suspects who left the scene, but came back. Brian D. Reinhart, 25, faces first degree assault charges as does Dwayne W. Hackley, 42, and appeared in court Thursday afternoon.

Reinhart allegedly stabbed Knuth in the torso and thigh with a Gerber knife after an altercation in the parking lot of Prime Tyme, located at 4211 E. Westwood, according to a court affidavit. Reinhart claimed he stabbed the victim in self defense, documents said.

Knuth allegedly spun a chain in his hand and a knife in the other, according to court documents. Detectives picked up several items from the crime scene as evidence including a knife, chain, hat and cell phone.

Reinhart was transported to the hospital for a single stab wound to his arm before his interview at the Public Safety Building along with Hackley.

Judge Annette Plese placed Reinhart’s bond at $10,000, but according to staff at Spokane County Jail, he bonded out Thursday night. Hackley remains in custody with a $30,000 bond.

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