Monday , September 11, 2017 - 4:38 PM
Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to reflect the stabbing took place on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error.
BRIGHAM CITY — A 15-year-old girl is being charged with aggravated assault after stabbing another teenage girl Saturday during Brigham City’s annual Peach Days celebration.
At 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Brigham City police were flagged down and told about a stabbing near 100 W. Forest St., according to a news release from police.
When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old girl with small stab wound in her back. Witnesses told officers the incident happened after the victim confronted and punched a 15-year-old girl she knew, the release says.
A different 15-year-old girl then stabbed the 14-year-old with a small pocket knife and fled the area, police said. Officers located her a few blocks away and took her into custody, the release says.
The knife was recovered after being thrown in some bushes, the release says.
The victim was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital, where she was treated and released.
The 15-year-old suspect was taken to Cache Valley Youth Center and is being held on charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. The victim is also being charged in juvenile court for her part in the original assault, police said.
The Standard-Examiner does not release the names of minors who are accused of crimes unless they are charged as adults.