OGDEN — Police say a South Ogden man held three women against their will after he stabbed another man at an Ogden party early Sunday morning. 

Diego Gerardo Castro, 26, was booked in jail on nine felony charges, including three counts of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; and one count of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. 

Police were notified of the stabbing at 3242 Lincoln Ave. in Ogden early Sunday morning, according to a probable cause statement. When police arrived, they found a man “bleeding heavily” from multiple stab wounds and took him to the hospital. 

Despite the wounds, the man was listed in stable condition as of Sunday and later identified Castro as his attacker through a photo lineup, the statement says. 

Three witnesses told police that Castro attacked and stabbed the victim during a house party and Castro held them at knife point and refused to let them leave. One woman told police she “thought she was going to die,” according to the probable cause statement. 

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All three were able to leave the house when Castro’s “attention was diverted.” Castro left the house shortly after, the statement says. 

Police found that Castro lived in South Ogden, and were able to send officers to the address in time to see a car pull up and a man run up the driveway. When officers knocked on the door, they were met by Castro’s parents, who owned the home, the statement says. 

Officers found Castro in a basement bedroom fully dressed and under a “large pile of clothing,” according to the probable cause statement. Castro claimed he was sleeping, but his clothing matched the suspect description provided by witnesses at the house party. 

Investigators found “several” blood stains in Castro’s car, and Castro’s parents told police the stains were not there the previous day. 

The weapon used in the stabbing had not been found as of the time the probable cause statement was made available online. 

As of noon Monday, Castro has not been formally charged in connection to the stabbing, nor has a court date been set in the case. 

Castro is in custody of Weber County Jail and is being held in lieu of a $121,000 bond.

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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