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Police Respond to physical altercation that left one man with stab wounds to the face

Yuma, AZ — On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at about 07:37 am, Yuma Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the 2900 block of S. 1st Avenue.

Officers located Kenneth Spencer, 32 years old, in the 2800 block alleyway S. 1st Avenue with a stab wound to his face and rib area.

John Haynes, 38 years old, was also contacted in an apartment in the area and was found to have a head injury.

The initial investigation revealed Spencer was refusing to leave Haynes’ apartment and a physical altercation ensued.  During the altercation, Spencer struck Haynes’ head with an iron skillet and Haynes responded by stabbing Spencer with a knife.

Both Spencer and Haynes were transported to YRMC.  Haynes was treated and released and Spencer was admitted for further treatment.

No arrests have been made as the investigation is on-going.

The Yuma Police Department encourages any witnesses to the incident to please call Detective Rene Angulo or Sgt. John Otero at the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.

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