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News Release
Man Arrested For Stabbing One Person, Assaulting Another - 09/25/22

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 4:32 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the city of Cornelius were dispatched to a stabbing in the 300 block of S. Cherry Dr. Deputies were on scene and detained the suspect in less than five minutes. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit also responded to the home.

Investigators learned 40-year-old Juan Manuel Contreras of Beaverton was visiting the home and got in an argument with a woman. When someone tried to intervene, Manuel Contreras assaulted him with a beer bottle. Another person tried to help and Manuel Contreras punched that person and stabbed him in the arms and back.

Detectives arrested Manuel Contreras and booked him into jail on charges of attempted murder in the second degree, two counts of assault in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and menacing.

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