BOUNTIFUL — A man was arrested in Bountiful on Friday after he allegedly stabbed a man in both arms and inflicted a deep cut to the man’s head.
Austin Joseph Swim, 33, was booked into the Davis County Jail Friday just after 9 a.m. on charges of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony; and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.
Police were called to a home in Bountiful early Friday morning after hearing reports of a fight where someone was stabbed, according to charging documents. When they arrived, they found a man inside the house with cuts to his head, left elbow and right wrist. The man was taken to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment.
Witnesses at the home told police that the man responsible for the stabbing was Swim, who was taken to Bountiful’s Lakeview Hospital to be treated for injuries to his face sustained during the fight with the victim.
Police allege that the victim saw Swim pull a folding knife out of his pocket and open up the knife, prompting him to throw Swim out of his home. A fight began in the front yard of the home between the two, which is where the victim was stabbed.
The victim suffered a large cut to the back of his head, measuring 15 centimeters long and cutting at least one artery. He also suffered smaller cuts to his left elbow and right wrist.
During an interview, Swim allegedly told police that he pulled out the knife and stabbed the man, and that he is a convicted felon who was not supposed to be in possession of a knife.
Swim is being held without bail at the Davis County Jail. He has yet to be given an initial appearance date in Farmington’s 2nd District Court.