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Man jailed after stabbing in Moorhead

MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man accused of stabbing a friend faces two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, one of them involving substantial bodily harm, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court on Tuesday, March 6.

Frank Muniz, 57, was arrested Tuesday night, March 5, at his apartment at 3208 9th St. S. after a 41-year-old man reported being stabbed, according to court documents.

Muniz was still in the Clay County Jail as of Tuesday evening. His bail in this case has been set at $10,000 bond or cash with conditions on his behavior and movements, or $50,000 without conditions, according to court documents.

However, jail staff said a hold has been placed on his release due to a warrant for a parole violation.

According to court documents:

Police said they responded to a report of a stabbing about 10:32 p.m. They went to the Grand Inn, 810 Belsly Blvd., and found the victim, who had been stabbed in the right arm and the right side of his back.

The victim told police he had been at Muniz’s apartment and as they watched a movie, they began to argue, though the victim didn’t know why. The victim then said Muniz got a hunting knife from his bedroom and as the victim tried to defend himself, slashed the victim on the arm, court documents said.

As the victim tried to leave the apartment, he said he was stabbed in the back. The victim said Muniz followed him and the victim then pounded on doors of other apartments seeking help. After not getting help, the victim went back to Muniz’s apartment and said Muniz was acting totally different. The victim said he then gathered some clothing and walked to the Grand Inn, court documents said.

Police then went to Muniz’s apartment and took him into custody. Muniz told police the victim was homeless and staying with him. He then told police the victim had pushed him down and punched him at least three times. Muniz then said he went for the hunting knife and stabbed the victim. Muniz told officers the knife was in his bedroom, and they found it on his dresser with what appeared to be dried blood on the blade. It was photographed and collected as evidence, court documents said.

The victim was taken by FM Ambulance to Essentia hospital in Fargo for treatment, police reported. The victim’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening, police reported.