IDAHO FALLS — A man has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges after being accused of stabbing two men in the chest during a heated argument.
Bryan Ramirez, 29, is charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm.
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Police reports show Idaho Falls officers were called to a home after he was stabbed on August 28.
According to court documents, Ramirez had gone to the home “to confront (a male victim)” about the alleged physical abuse of two young children.
A fight broke out between Ramirez and the man before a third man intervened. Ramirez allegedly stabbed both men, leaving them each with “serious” chest injuries.
After help arrived, one of the victims was treated for a stab wound that was “missing major organs”, and the other was rushed to emergency surgery with a “weapon wound life-threatening white woman,” according to police reports.
When questioned, Ramirez told police he did not have a knife and had not stabbed anyone. Video footage obtained by officers reportedly shows Ramirez “swinging over the two (victims) during the fight.”
Officers obtained a warrant for Ramirez’s arrest and he was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on September 8.
Ramirez posted $100,000 bond and a no contact order was issued for the victims.
Although Ramirez was charged with these crimes, that does not necessarily mean that he committed them. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
If convicted, Ramirez could face up to 30 years in prison.
He is due to face a jury trial on February 6, 2023.