Spokane police arrested a 28-year-old transient Sunday afternoon, the alleged suspect in the robbery and stabbing of a 42-yearold Tekoa, Wash., man.
The stabbing occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday near Second and Pine.
Police arrested Jeffrey Michael Shann near Riverside and Madison after witnesses gave police a description of the assailant.
Police said the suspect and the victim had been drinking at a nearby tavern before the incident.
The victim, who was stabbed in the neck, staggered into a motel near Second and Division and collapsed. He was treated at a hospital and released, said Dick Cottam, police spokesman.
Shann was booked into jail on a first-degree robbery charge.
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