Lake County teen stabbed in party fight
Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
A 16-year-old Lake County teen suffered a critical injury when he was stabbed in the chest during an altercation at a party on Cow Mountain, Lake County sheriff's officials said.
Deputies arrested Jason Sabol, 19, of Lakeport on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim was treated at Sutter Lakeside Hospital then flown to an out-of-county hospital in critical condition with a puncture wound, said Lt. Steve Brooks.
The fight occurred early Sunday morning at a large party at Cow Mountain where some people were drinking and smoking marijuana, said Brooks.
The victim and Sabol got into a fight, witnesses told deputies.
Versions of what led to the fight varied, with witnesses saying Sabol was the aggressor. Sabol told deputies the teen started the fight and that he'd feared for his life, stabbing the teen twice in the chest in self defense, said Brooks.
Friends took the teen to the hospital and deputies were called at 1 a.m. to investigate.
Deputies arrested Sabol later Sunday and booked him into the Lake County Hill Road jail.
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