Nowthen Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Neighbor

Created: 01/09/2013 1:27 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A Nowthen man has been charged with assault for allegedly stabbing his neighbor.

Deputies were called to 189th Lane Northwest and Dolomite Street Northwest around 8:31 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. The victim told police he had been stabbed by 48-year-old Thomas Eugene Sirois of Nowthen, who is his neighbor.

The victim said he and Sirois have ongoing issues and they got into an argument when the victim was sitting in his car. Sirois allegedly punched the victim several times in the head through the open window then the victim got out of the car and hit Sirois.

Sirois then took out a knife and stabbed the victim four times, according to the criminal complaint. The victim was sent to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

When police arrived, they found Sirois lying outside on his driveway with a large cut on his left eyebrow. He was sent to Mercy Hospital but was not coherent when police tried to talk to him, according to the criminal complaint. Medical records say his blood alcohol content was 0.18.

Sirois has been charged with one count of second degree assault and two counts of third degree assault. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines on the second degree charge and up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on each third degree charge.