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Man in custody after stabbing roommate ‘multiple times’ during argument in Millwood area, police say

UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a reported stabbing north of Millwood Friday, May 10, 2019. Investigators say a man stabbed his roommate, who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a reported stabbing north of Millwood Friday, May 10, 2019. Investigators say a man stabbed his roommate, who was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Glover / The Spokesman-Review)

A 39-year-old man recently released from jail was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of stabbing his roommate during an argument.

Jordan Knippling was taken into custody at about 8 a.m. after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and Spokane Valley police say he stabbed his male roommate with a knife and fled on a bike from a home in the 9700 block of East Garland Avenue, north of Millwood.

According to a news release, the incident began as an argument between Knippling and the unidentified victim over the victim not paying rent and eating other people’s food.

Cpl. Mark Gregory, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said the victim was taken to a hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. He was stabbed multiple times.

Knippling was taken into custody at about 9 a.m. on the south side of the Spokane River near the Centennial Trail. Deputies did not locate a knife.

Shortly after being taken to the Public Safety Building, Knippling told deputies he was acting in self-defense after the victim punched him, the news release says.

Knippling was recently charged with two counts of third-degree assault on April 29 for allegedly attacking two MultiCare Valley Hospital nurses.

He was released from jail pending an arraignment.

Editors note: The story was updated Monday, May 13, 2019 to correct an inaccurate statement that Knippling was granted a spot on the county’s drug court.

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