From Staff Reports
A Nevada man was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault in connection with a June 28 stabbing in Grand Teton National Park.
Vincent Hagey, 32, of Las Vegas, Nev. appeared Monday in federal court in Jackson, Wyo., according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.
Hagey was charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, and one count of assault which resulted in serious bodily injury. Both are felony charges.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at an employee dormitory adjacent to Jackson Lake Lodge. Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received a call for help at 1:35 a.m. after Hagey allegedly stabbed a person in the abdomen during an altercation that took place in the early morning hours.
Park rangers arrived shortly after the call to investigate the reported altercation. Rangers subsequently took Hagey into custody. The victim was provided medical care on-scene by National Park Service emergency services personnel and transported by a park ambulance to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, where he has since been released.
After his appearance Monday in federal court, Hagey was detained. Hagey is currently being held at the Teton County jail pending other court decisions.
Special agents of the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch are investigating the assault. Park officials stress that such incidents are rare, and did not release additional details or background on the incident.
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