A man is in custody following a stabbing at a family party on Saturday night.
At around 10:45 p.m., deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were informed that a man had been stabbed several times during an altercation at a residence at 29522 South Hershey Dickens Road, south of Hershey. It was reported that a female was driving the victim to Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Deputies met with the male victim who stated that he had been at a family party at the residence when he got into an argument with another male, identified as 24-year-old Miguel Zapata-Munoz, of Wallace.
The victim said that during the argument, Zapata-Munoz struck him in the head with a beer bottle then stabbed him several times, before leaving the scene.
Authorities say the victim was stabbed five times in the chest and torso.
Deputies and troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were able to locate Zapata-Munoz in Wallace and take him into custody.
He was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center and charged with felony first-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
According to investigators, the victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The investigation is ongoing.