Man stabbed in gas station fight

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Guam – A night of partying, drinking and an attempt to steal a phone allegedly led to a brawl in the parking lot of a gas station resulting in the stabbing of one male individual.

The victim was stabbed in the back during the fight as the men involved in the parking lot brawl were armed with a knife and a screw driver.

Court documents state that police responded to the call and was provided with a description of the vehicle the suspects fled in: a red Honda Civic. Police were able to locate and pull over the vehicle by Liguan Elementary school where they then brought the victim and a witness to identify the suspects.

According to court documents, the victim positively identified two of the suspects as Tom Lamper and Chris Laion as the men he was fighting with. The victim told police that Laion shoved and stabbed him in the back after he confronted him about attempting to steal a cell phone.

A third man was identified as Karlton Rueben, who told police that he was picked up by Laion and after drinking, passed out in the backseat of the vehicle only to wake up to seeing two unknown males, at least one of them with a knife, fighting with Laion and Lamper. While he indicated that Lamper was holding a screw driver and that Laion was armed with a small knife, he denied seeing either defendants stab the victim.

Police indicated that all men involved in the case were under the influence of alcohol.

Laion and Lamper were charged with assault, while Laion was additionally charged with aggravated assault. Rueben was also arrested and charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.