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Update – Arlee Stabbing Victim And Suspect Identified [AUDIO]

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UPDATE-The suspect in Monday’s fatal stabbing in Arlee has been identified as Nathan Adam Butler, a juvenile. The victim’s name has been released byb the lake County Sheriff’s Office as 51 year-old John Edward Fisher.

Lake County Deputy Attorney James Lapotka says Butler had a juvenile detention hearing today in Polson and was transported to the juvenile facility in Missoula. Butler has been accused on one count of deliberate homicide and two counts of assault with a weapon. all felonies.

An unidentified Arlee man in his 50’s was stabbed to death, and two others were injured Monday morning.

Lake County Deputy Attorney James Lapotka

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Arlee Homicide Press Release

KECI-TV reports that Lake County Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said the incident occurred at a home in Arlee.

A 16 year-old boy was taken into custody and could face charges of deliberate homicide.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, one man was dead, and another man and a woman had suffered knife wounds and were taken to a hospital. The man was treated and released, while the woman is still hospitalized.

The 16 year-old suspect had left the scene, but was later located and placed under arrest.

No motive for the crime has yet been released.

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