Police Arrest Father, Son in Stabbing Outside of Brainerd Bar

Updated: 03/16/2014 3:52 PM
Created: 03/16/2014 3:51 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

A father and son were arrested in the stabbing of a man outside of a bar in Brainerd.

According to the Brainerd Police Department, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday police responded to a report of a fight outside of Pit Stop Bar in the 700 block of Laurel Street.

Officers found a 24-year-old Brainerd man inside the bar who was bleeding and appeared to have a serious wound to his upper left torso. He was taken by ambulance to Essentia Health - St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he remains in intensive care.

Witnesses pointed out the suspects, who were walking east on Laurel Street. Police arrested 23-year-old Jorie Richard Ray and his father 42-year-old Ronald Richard Ray, both of Brainerd. Police found a knife where the men were arrested.

The men are being held in the Crow Wing County Jail. Formal charges are under review by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Brainerd Police Department at 218-829-2805.

Photo: KSTP file

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