Loud music sparks stabbing
Victim takes knife in abdomen, shoulder, hand
Argument morphs into violence
Police find crowd at scene
A Storm Lake man was charged Sunday night with stabbing a man multiple times during an argument over loud music.
Police were dispatched to the 700 block of East Fourth Street at about 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival they encountered and secured several people who were in the yards and streets near the intersection of East 4th and Russell Streets.
Police located a 29-year-old male victim found to have multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. His condition is not known. Police Chief Mark Prosser said he understands that the victim underwent surgery.
Also located at the scene was a suspect in the stabbing, Jose Sevilla-Perez, age 39, of Storm Lake. Police took Sevilla-Perez into custody without further incident and transported him along with multiple witnesses to the police station for questioning.
An investigation determined that Sevilla-Perez and the victim engaged in a confrontation over loud music. The confrontation reportedly escalated into a physical fight and police allege that during the fight Sevilla-Perez stabbed the victim in the shoulder, hand and abdomen.
Police cordoned off a block-long area, searched the area for evidence and further conducted a consent search of a residence at 420 Russell Street in connection with the investigation. At 3:30 a.m. Monday police executed a search warrant at a residence located at 500 Russell Street, which was part of the crime scene. Police located and secured evidence at both locations.
Storm Lake Police charged Sevilla-Perez with the following:
Going Armed With Intent (class D felony)
Willful Injury (class C felony)
Assault While Participating in a Felony Causing Injury (class D felony)
Disorderly Conduct (simple misdemeanor)
Criminal Mischief (simple misdemeanor)
Sevilla-Perez was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $25,600.00 bond.
Storm Lake Police released the crime scene at approximately 5:15am.
The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Storm Lake Fire Department, the Buena Vista County Sheriffs Department, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Buena Vista County Paramedics.