Bemidji man facing assault charges after alleged stabbing

A Bemidji man is facing second-degree assault charges with a dangerous weapon after a stabbing in late March.

According to the criminal complaint, officers arrived at a home on Irvine Avenue on the report of a male coming to the door to ask for help.

The victim, identified as “R.C.” was found near the alley with a stab wound on the right side of his chest.

The victim advised officers that 36-year-old Kevin “Joey” Johnson stabbed him while at Johnson’s home on 12th Street.

Detectives followed a blood trail that led back to the apartment, with Johnson denying the stabbing.

Blood spots observed on Johnson’s clothing led officers to believe there was enough probable cause for the arrest.

A search warrant later found blood and more evidence of the altercation in the apartment.

The victim at last report was hospitalized in an unknown condition.

Johnson made his first court appearance last week with another hearing scheduled for next week.

Kevin Johnson, Bemidji.

Unconditional bail stands at $100,000 with Johnson remaining in custody.

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