According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, officers from the BCPD, Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Carbon Town Marshall were dispatched to the Phillips 66 gas station at the corner of East National Avenue and North Murphy Avenue shortly after 11 p.m., Tuesday.
Using a Spanish interpreter, officers took a statement from the victim, Jose Luis Aban, 24. Aban said he had been stabbed in the throat at a nearby, undisclosed residence by 28-year-old Reniero Orellana Hernandez.
Hernandez, formerly from Honduras, apparently fled the residence after the stabbing.
Aban was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries and later released.
Further details about the stabbing are being withheld to protect the integrity of the investigation.
However, Police chief Dave Archer confirmed Hernandez was taken into custody a short time later and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He currently remains incarcerated on a $10,000 cash bond (no 10 percent allowed) while awaiting court proceedings.