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Published June 16, 2010, 05:40 PM

Zahradka Charged in Stabbing

Twenty-year-old Trevor Zahradka made his first appearance in court today.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Twenty-year-old Trevor Zahradka made his first appearance in court today. He's charged with the attempted murder of 32-year-old Grand Forks man Clarence Clauthier. This comes after police responded to a stabbing incident in Grand Forks late on June 15.

Twenty years is the maximum sentence Zahradka of East Grand Forks could face for attempted murder.

Lieutenant Grant Schiller with the Grand Forks Police said the two men have a history.

"We believe this is stemming over from a prior hostile incident about a week ago. And this is carrying over from there."

Police were dispatched to 817 36th avenue at 11:17 pm. Police said Zahradka and Clauthier had a fight in the parking lot of the apartment building. WDAZ was at the scene last night.

"There was a fight, confrontation. Suspect got a black eye, cut lip and blood on him. The two were obviously fighting with each other and the victim was stabbed four times,"

Lieutenant Schiller said Zahradka ran away from the area.

"The suspect was located four blocks away in the 300 block of cherry street and taken into custody. We also obtained the suspects vehicle, recovered the knife that was discarded in the area. Suspect transported to Grand Forks County Correctional Center."

This is not Zahradka's first run in with the law. In 2009 he was convicted of menacing with a knife, a minor in consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct and a DUI. Zahradka's bail is set at $250,000. His next court date is set for July 21st.