Man arrested in Ranchos stabbing
October 2, 2016
Charges are pending against a Dresslerville man accused of stabbing another man at a Gardnerville Ranchos liquor store on Friday.
David Lester James, 51, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday morning.
James is being held on $150,000 bail after East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins said there was probable cause to support his arrest.
James, who's hand was bandaged from an injury allegedly sustained in the incident, was in a wheelchair on Monday.
According to court documents, the victim was playing video poker at the Ranchos Liquor when the stabbing occurred on Friday night.
There may have been an exchange between the victim and a woman who was with James. When she left the store, she could reportedly be seen talking to James and then trying to keep him from going inside the store.
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Deputies said video showed that James entered the store with a pocketknife in his hand with the blade out, and watched the victim before coming up and stabbing him in the side.
James is scheduled to return to East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday morning for further proceedings.
Prosecutor Eric Levin said he expected to have a charging decision by then.
The victim was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center with a chest wound.
Sheriff's deputies responded to Ranchos Liquor at 1302 Langley at 5:44 p.m. Friday. They found a 50-year-old man with a knife wound.
Washoe Tribal Police found James on Tribal land. He'd received a cut to the hand, and was transported by ambulance to Renown.
After being treated, James was taken into custody.