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Man charged in screwdriver stabbing
A felony complaint was filed Monday in Yuma Justice Court, charging the man who allegedly stabbed a female companion with a screwdriver with attempted murder per domestic violence.
Chrystian Little, 32, who was arraigned before Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart, was also charged with one count of aggravated assault per domestic violence.
Although no prosecutors were present for the hearing, Stewart informed Little that his bond would remain $1 million at the request of the county attorney's office.
In addition to appointing the Yuma County Public Defender's Office to represent him, Stewart scheduled Little's next court date, a preliminary hearing, for 4 p.m. Friday.
Yuma police responded to a report of a stabbing in a shed in the 1100 block of South 3rd Avenue at about 5:47 a.m. Thursday.
An investigation revealed that Little, who is homeless, and his 42-year-old female companion had gotten into a verbal argument and he allegedly stabbed her multiple times in her torso and in the face. She was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for possible life-threatening injuries and later flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.
Little was found nearby a short time later and arrested. He reportedly had blood on him and was in possession of a bloody screwdriver. He was booked into Yuma County Detention Center on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
James Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.