Dixie Downs stabbing suspect named, victim’s condition released

Stabbing incident in the Dixie Downs area of St. George, Utah, Oct. 27, 2015 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A North Carolina man has been arrested on assault charges following a stabbing incident in the Dixie Downs area of St. George Tuesday night.

A call was received at the St. George Communications Center at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night reporting the assault, St. George Police Lt. Joseph Hartman said. It was initially reported that the victim had sustained two stab wounds; however, emergency responders were only able to locate one wound.

The victim underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in stable condition at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. His identity has not yet been released.

Officers arrested 45-year-old Christopher Boulware, of Mount Holly, North Carolina, on charges of aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said, adding, “We’re still interviewing and seeing if there was more to the story than we initially got.”

Christopher Boulware, 45, of Mount Holly, North Carolina was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, Hurricane, Utah, October 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Christopher Renard Boulware, 45, of Mount Holly, North Carolina, booking photo posted Oct. 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Boulware remains in custody as of this publication in lieu of $10,000 bond.

“Members of the St. George Police Department Investigations Division were called out to process the scene and investigate the incident,” a press release from the St. George Police Department said. “Follow up investigation is taking place. This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.”

The police are asking that witnesses to the incident contact the Police Department at 435-627-4300.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • RealMcCoy October 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What’s the problem? I thought this area was craving ‘Diversity’ and all of the culture that came with it…

    • BIG GUY October 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Racist comments like this have no place in civil discourse. I object to diversity for diversity’s sake as you apparently do; I prefer competence and other objective criteria for selecting folks. But comments like this one perpetuate stereotypes and are not welcome by most of us.

      • RealMcCoy October 29, 2015 at 10:44 am

        Is it racist to point out that last weeks front page news was white people shoplifting and car accidents, and today’s front page news is a stabbing and a murder- both from a very, very, very small demographic of our new diversity?

      • ladybugavenger October 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        I don’t know how you got racism out of that comment. Geeeeeze, calm down big guy

  • Faye October 29, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Real McCoy is not being racist it’s a fact well known and documented.

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