By Carol Mowdy Bond
A Yukon man faces life in prison after being formally charged with felonies this week stemming from a New Year’s Day stabbing.
Christopher Bryon Raymond, 41, of Yukon, was charged Jan. 14 in Canadian County District Court with assault and battery by means likely to produce death, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and maiming.
Prosecutors allege Raymond stabbing another Yukon man “with a knife in the neck with force likely to produce death” and “without justifiable or excusable cause,” court documents show.
The defendant is accused of “inflicting physical injury” upon his victim “with a premeditated design to injure, maim and commit mayhem on the (victim’s) body by slashing and stabbing him with a knife that resulted in severe scarring on his neck and hands.”
The stabbing incident is detailed in a Yukon police report.
Medical personnel contacted the Yukon Police Department at about 1:49 a.m. Jan. 1 and officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of Cambridge Drive.
Police officers found an adult male with multiple cuts and stab wounds to his arms and chest. The victim was transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition.
Witnesses told investigators two male roommates at the residence were drinking alcohol when an argument occurred between them. This led to a physical altercation, at which time Raymond used a knife to cut and stab the victim. Raymond fled prior to medical personnel and police arriving on the scene.
Police received an anonymous tip as to Raymond’s location, and at about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6, officers encountered Raymond at the Studio 6 Extended Stay Hotel, 4601 S.W. 3rd St., Oklahoma City.
Yukon Police investigators interviewed Raymond about the events on Jan. 1, and then placed Raymond under arrest for the incident.
Yukon Police have not released the victim’s name.
The defendant pleaded not guilty at an initial court hearing Jan. 14 before Special Judge Khristan Strubhar, who set bond at $50,000.
A preliminary hearing conference is set Feb. 7 before Judge Strubhar.