Sierra Vista man accused of stabbing roommate multiple times
Aug. 07, 2017
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista say they have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate multiple times.
They say 64-year-old Rick Pastika also is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misconduct with weapons as a prohibited possessor.
He's being held in the Cochise County jail on a $500,000 bond.
Police say Pastika was arrested Saturday night after 57-year-old Kurt Freeman was found stabbed multiple times in his abdomen.
It was unclear Monday if Pastika has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.
Freeman is listed in stable condition at a Tucson hospital.
Police say the two men argued and alcohol was a factor in the confrontation.