Police arrested a man Friday evening, Dec. 14, in Bellingham for allegedly stabbing an acquaintance twice in the shoulder during an altercation and then leaving the scene and causing damage to a passing motorist's vehicle.
Christopher Russell Morisette, 22, reportedly tried to intervene in an argument between a 48-year-old male acquaintance and a female acquaintance in a home in the 1700 block of East Sunset Drive, said Bellingham Police Department Sgt. David Richards. The woman went into another room, and called the police after she heard the 48-year-old say he had been stabbed. Paramedics responded and transported the man to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Morisette left and headed west on Sunset, where a caller reported a man jumping on the hood of a car and stabbing at it with a knife. Morisette apparently injured himself with his own knife during the incident with the car, Richards said.
Shortly after, another caller reported a bloody man carrying a knife running through the K-Mart parking lot.
Several officers searched the area and arrested Morisette on investigation of first-degree assault and second-degree malicious mischief. He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries, and then transferred to Whatcom County Jail.