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Newhall Man Arrested For Stabbing Drinking Buddy

Alcohol is suspected in a stabbing incident that took place early Tuesday morning in Canyon Country.

Sgt. Gary Parker of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station said that some people were drinking in an apartment on Isabella Parkway when a fight ensued around 4:45 a.m. and Kevin Oates, 25, of Newhall, stabbed another man in the apartment.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment, Parker did not know if his injuries were life-threatening.

Oates was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was booked and remains in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley station in lieu of $30,000 bail. He is due in court on Thursday.