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Deputies arrest man after attack with knife

Staff writer

A Goessel man was arrested early Saturday morning after slashing another man with a knife during an argument.

Officers arrested Ray Daniel Smith, 39, Goessel, after an 11:50 p.m. Friday 911 call alerted law enforcement to a disturbance in the 600 block of E. Marion St. in Goessel.

According to the offense report, Zachary D. Peterson, 29, Hillsboro, was slashed across the stomach after an argument with Smith escalated and Smith pulled out a knife and slashed him.

According to the report, Smith is suspected of being under the influence of drugs at the time.

Peterson was taken by ambulance to Newton Medical Center at 12:26 a.m. with possible life-threatening injuries.

Craft said Peterson needed only stitches.

Last modified March 25, 2020