Man charged with motel stabbing

A Reno carpenter is behind bars, suspected of kicking in a door and stabbing a man in a motel in the 1400 block of Rand Avenue.

Deputies were called to the scene at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday night. When they arrived, they were met with a victim that had "two knife wounds, one in the left lower neck and one above the left breast," according to reports.

They were told that 34-year-old Richard Paul Carter had committed the assault. They were also told they might find Carter at a location in the 2600 block of Sneddon Way.

When a deputy arrived at the location, Carter was not there, but he did drive up a few minutes later.

Carter had minor knife-inflicted wounds in the center of his stomach and above his left eye.

Carter told the deputy he did nothing wrong, reports indicate. When asked about his own minor wounds, "he stated he went to his ex-girlfriend's and a guy there freaked out and attacked him," the deputy reported.

He said he did not need medical attention, but he was taken to Carson-Tahoe Hospital where he was treated and released.

When asked about the knife, he admitted ownership, but said "I don't know where it is, I tossed it," the report states. A search of his pickup truck revealed a bloody sheaf. The victim was taken to Washoe Medical Center where he was listed in good condition.

Carter was charged with felony counts of attempted murder, burglary and home invasion. A blood test and background check also allegedly revealed that he had been drinking and driving without a valid license. He was charged with his second drunken driving offense, a misdemeanor.

Carter is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.


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