BELLINGHAM - Police are looking for a man who allegedly stabbed his roommate in the chest after arguing about an eviction Monday evening, Oct. 8, according to the Bellingham Police Department.
At about 5:30 p.m. police went to a house in the 3700 block of Beal Street, east of Meridian Street, after a man who had been stabbed had his neighbors call 911, Sgt. Jason Monson said.
The 50-year-old man was taken to St. Joseph hospital, where he told detectives before he went into surgery that he had been trying to evict his roommate and the two were arguing when his roommate stabbed him in the chest and ran from the home.
The man was recovering at the hospital Tuesday. Police didn't release his name.
Officers attempted to track the roommate down using police dogs, but he couldn't be found. Inside the home, detectives found a 7-inch hunting-style knife believed to be used in the attack.
Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Brett A. Hoffman, 21, on suspicion of first-degree assault. Hoffman also has a Bellingham warrant for third-degree theft. He has convictions for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, possession of a stolen car and drug possession.
Anyone with information about Hoffman's whereabouts can call Detective Tawsha Dykstra at 360-778-8664.
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