Court news: Audubon man charged with felony assault in stabbing
In the course of investigating the assault, deputies spoke to a man at an Audubon residence where the two men both stayed while doing contract work for Midcontinent Communications. One man told deputies that he had punched the other man in the face twice because the other man had tried to stab him.
DETROIT LAKES — Elmer Joel Urvina-Antonez, 22, of Audubon has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree assault.
According to court records, about 6 a.m. on July 10, Becker County deputies responded to the report of a man who was beaten up outside of Orton's in Audubon. The injured party was identified as Urvina-Antonez, who indicated through an interpreter that he did not speak English, that he could not read or write, and that he did not know his birth date.
In the course of investigating the assault of Urvina-Antonez, deputies spoke to a man at an Audubon residence where the man and Urvina-Antonez both stayed while doing contract work for Midcontinent Communications.
The man told deputies that he had punched Urvina-Antonez in the face twice because Urvina-Antonez had tried to stab him.
The man showed marks on his back that appeared to be consistent with cuts from a knife, and showed where the knife was located in the bedroom of the residence. A witness backed him up, saying that Urvina-Antonez (also known as "Ricki") had gone after the victim with a knife and then the victim punched Urvina-Antonez in defense. The witness said he left at that point and didn’t see what happened after that.
On July 12, bail or bond was set at $25,000 with no conditions, or $10,000 bail or bond with standard conditions of release. Urvina-Antonez remained in jail as of Sept. 8.
A plea hearing is set for Sept. 14.