Anchorage man accused of stabbing man with soldering iron
An Anchorage man was arrested last week, after police say he stabbed and severely wounded another man with an electronics tool.
Cortez Damond Snorton, 39, is charged with first-degree assault in the Friday incident, according to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad. Officers responded shortly before 1 a.m. to reports of the stabbing, on the 6000 block of East 12th Avenue.
“Two adult males were outside with several other individuals; the two men got into a verbal altercation over a cellphone,” Oistad wrote in a statement. “The argument escalated and (Snorton) began stabbing the other male in the neck and torso with a soldering iron.”
The victim was taken to a hospital with “serious but survivable” injuries, Oistad said. Officers didn’t find Damond at the scene, but he was taken into custody a few blocks away.
Snorton was in custody at the Anchorage Jail Wednesday morning, according to a statewide inmate database. Court records showed he was arraigned Saturday, with a public defender assigned to the case and his bail set at a total of $20,500.
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