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Fourhorns charged with stabbing a man in the chest

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:01:31-04

GREAT FALLS – Emerson Gerald Fourhorns is facing criminal charges after he allegedly stabbed a man in Great Falls.

Police officers responded to a home on Chowen Springs Loop at 3:39 a.m. on Thursday after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed twice.

When officers arrived, they found the victim bleeding from the chest; the victim told police that Fourhorns had stabbed him twice with a kitchen knife. The victim sustained two stab wounds – one in the chest, and one in the left shoulder.Emerson Fourhorns

The victim was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment of his injuries. There is no word at this point on the victim’s current medical condition.

Police interviewed Fourhorns’ girlfriend at the scene; according to court documents, she said that Fourhorns and the victim were drinking and arguing, and Fourhorns grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed the victim. The woman also said that Fourhorns threatened her with the knife. Another witness corroborated what the woman said.

Court documents state that Fourhorns, who had left the home, was later found at Benefis, and reportedly did not deny the assault. He allegedly told police something along the lines of: “Do you really think these (charges) will stick? (The victim) won’t cooperate.”

Fourhorns has been charged with assault with a weapon (felony); assault with a weapon (misdemeanor); and two counts of partner/family members assault (misdemeanor).

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Fourhorns has conviction in Cascade County for robbery, assault with a weapon, and tampering with a witness/informants; and a conviction in Powell County for escape.

Prosecutors requested that bond for Fourhorns be set at $100,000.