ST. GEORGE – The man suspected in a stabbing that occurred near the St. George Temple Monday afternoon was arrested Monday night. Robbie Doyle Arnold, 46, of St. George, was arrested by St. George Police after first lying to them about his identity.
About 1:36 p.m. Monday, police responded to a report of a fight in progress about a block away from the LDS Temple. When police units responded, they found one man had been stabbed in the face and Arnold, the suspect, had fled.
“We were contacted by someone who reported seeing Arnold in the area of 781 N. Valley View Drive,” St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles said. “Officers responded to the area, saw him and made contact with him.”
Giles said Arnold provided a false name at first but later admitted to officers that he was Robbie Arnold.
Arnold was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. When he was searched at the facility, officers found a couple of razor blades in a small baggie.
Arnold was charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; bringing a weapon into a secure facility, a third-degree felony; possessing drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; false information to a police officer, a class C misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct resulting in a fight, an infraction.
Bail was set at $12,043, and as of the date of this publication Arnold is still in custody at the Purgatory Correctional Facility.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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