Tahlequah Daily Press

October 2, 2013

Man jailed for second stabbing in a month

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah police jailed a man Sunday for allegedly using a pocket knife to stab another man – the second time the suspect has been accused in a stabbing in a month’s time.

Robbie Lee Holmes, 25, was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia.

Officer Cody Warren responded to Tahlequah City Hospital and met the alleged victim, Pedro Ramos, who said he was at his home on East Downing when Holmes stabbed him in the chest. Ramos said the stabbing occurred when Holmes threatened Ramos’ wife, and began poking her with a knife. Ramos stepped in to protect his wife, and Holmes allegedly grabbed him by the neck and threw him onto a bed.

Ramos told police Holmes then held him down by the neck and stabbed Ramos in the chest. Holmes then allegedly left the residence and Ramos’ wife took Ramos to the hospital.

Warren and Officer Anthony Dotson went to the residence after Ramos’ wife gave them permission to go in and conduct a search. When officers arrived, the home’s door was open slightly.

Dotson and Warren entered the residence and found Holmes passed out on a bed. Holmes was arrested, and police later found several bags of a white, powdery substance; smoking pipes; syringes; along with Holmes’ knives and cell phone.

Holmes, of Bunch, was also arrested on Aug. 30 for allegedly assaulting a man and stabbing him in the back. Holmes was eventually found hiding in a closet, according to an affidavit by Sgt. Jason Girdner, but refused to come out for officers. Police said Holmes had a knife with blood on it inside his waistband.

He was formally charged for the August incident last week.

Holmes also has previous charges for drug possession and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to district court records.