Man stabbed twice in fight at 12th and Oak

Man stabbed twice in fight at 12th and Oak

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man was stabbed twice Friday night during a fight at the corner of 12th and Oak Street, Eugene Police said. 

Officials at the scene said the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Eugene police arrested 52-year-old Vaughn Kimbrell at the scene.

The incident started at around 9:40 p.m. when Kimbrell walked over to a loud group in front of Ta Ra Rin restaurant from the nearby First Christian Church parking lot, police officials said.

Witnesses inside the restaurant said there was an altercation between a few people on the sidewalk when someone started throwing punches. 

A report from Eugene Police said that Kimbrell cut one of the men in the neck and stabbed him in the abdomen.

Officer Brandon Rathje was in the area and said he heard the altercation at around 9:45 p.m. Friday.

“My partner and I were in the area on a totally unrelated call, when there was an altercation between three or four subjects in front of Ta Ra Rin,” said Officer Rathje. 

One person in the group had wrestled the knife away from Kimbrell and got him to the ground before Officer Rathje made it to the scene.

Much of the group dispersed when officers arrived. Police said members of the group had been hitting and kicking Kimbrell while he was on the ground. 

Kimbrell was booked for assault 2, attempted assault 2, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.