A Nevada man was sentenced Nov. 25 in federal court in connection with a June 28 stabbing in Grand Teton National Park.
Vincent Earl Hagey, 32, of Las Vegas, Nev. was sentenced to one year of probation by District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.
As part of a plea bargain, Hagey will also pay restitution in the amount of $6,765.90 and a $100.00 court assessment fee, and must complete programs for substance abuse and anger management.
Hagey was arrested after an incident that occurred around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, at an employee dormitory adjacent to Jackson Lake Lodge.
Park rangers arrived at the Jackson Lake Lodge employee dormitory area and identified the victim, who reported he had been stabbed in the abdomen. A witness reported details of a dispute between the victim Hagey, and had seen Hagey with a knife in his hand and had seen Hagey make a stabbing motion towards the victim, according to authorities.
The investigation revealed the argument centered over a Camelbak filled with alcohol. Park rangers arrested Hagey and the victim was transported by ambulance to a Jackson, Wyo. hospital.
This case was investigated by National Park Service U.S. Park Rangers and National Park Service special agents from the Yellowstone National Park Field Office.
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