Havre Daily News
A 24-year-old Havre man remains in fair condition after being stabbed early Sunday morning at a residence in the 200 block of 12th Street, Northern Montana Hospital officials said today.
Bryan Frey was taken to the hospital by ambulance and admitted after 4 a.m. Sunday, his stepfather, Greg Hester, said today. He is still in the hospital's intensive care unit following surgery for a punctured colon and cut kidney the three stab wounds caused, he said.
Jacob Ryan Murie, 26, of Havre, was arrested at 4:11 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of First Street by Havre Police after fleeing the scene of the stabbing. According to the Havre Police Department incident report, the incident began with Murie and Frey arguing downtown. After going to a friend's residence, the argument continued until Murie stabbed Frey three times in the abdomen while outside of house, the report said. A witness called 911, and after the ambulance arrived, police were dispatched to find Murie, who had fled the scene, the report said. He was apprehended by police after they saw him standing near a car parked in the 300 block of First Street. He was arrested and transported to the Hill County Detention Center.
After initial hospital tests said that no vital organs had been wounded, Frey remained in the hospital for observation. Hours later he started vomiting frequently, and doctors decided to perform exploratory surgery. Reached by telephone this morning at the intensive care unit, Frey said he is "doing fine."
The Havre Police have forwarded the information to the Hill County Attorney's Office, who, after reviewing the case, will decided whether or not to file charges against Murie.