CLIVE STABBING: Man Arrested After Argument

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One person was arrested in Clive Thursday morning for allegedly stabbing a woman in the hand during an argument.

Clive police say they were called just after 2:00 a.m. to the lot at 1800 NW 86th Street on a disturbance with injuries. When they arrived they found 19-year-old Chyna Simms suffering from a stab wound to the hand.

The suspect in the stabbing, 28-year-old Zachary Morris, fled the scene but was caught a short time later in the 1600 block of NW 91st by West Des Moines police who were assisting in the case.

Police say the incident began at Mickey’s Irish Pub where Morris and Simms were arguing. Morris hit Simms in the face then dropped his cell phone. Simms picked the phone up and damaged it, that’s when Morris pulled out a knife. He chased Simms through the parking lot and stabbed her.

Simms was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Morris is now charged with willful injury and public intoxication. He is being held in the Polk County Jail.

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