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By Ken Graham
The Times 

Dayton Man Arrested After Stabbing


December 4, 2014

DAYTON - A Dayton man was arrested in Waitsburg by Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies Monday afternoon on a warrant stemming from a stabbing that took place in Dayton on Nov. 25. Dante Brown, 19, was taken into custody during a traffic stop and was booked into the Walla Walla jail at about 6 p.m.

Brown is alleged to have stabbed Dalton Bennett in the back during an altercation on Dayton's north side. The stabbing took place at a home at 718 E. Dayton Ave. Brown fled the scene and the warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to a Columbia County Sheriff Deputy's report filed with the courts, Bennett was walking down the driveway of the home, where a friend lives, when he saw Brown. Bennett told officers that Brown charged him and as he tried to grab Brown's legs, he felt a pain in his back. He then saw that Brown was holding a knife.

The report said that Bennett had a puncture wound on the left side of his lower back, approximately one inch long. Bennett was transferred to Providence St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla as a precautionary measure in case any organs were damaged. Bennett has since been released.

As The Times went to press Tuesday, Brown was awaiting transportation back to Dayton to be arraigned in Columbia County Superior Court.


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