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More details emerge in stabbing incident

by CHRIS PETERSON
Editor | September 29, 2021 11:00 AM

More details have emerged in a Columbia Falls stabbing incident that happened earlier this month.

According to charging documents filed in Flathead County District Court, Kenneth William Goldsberry, 31, of Columbia Falls on Sept. 9 allegedly stabbed his roommate, Jaxon Lamans, at a Martha Road apartment in the face with a steak knife.

When police arrived, Lamans had a laceration to his neck and cheek. Lamans was transported to the hospital for his injuries. He was with two other people in the apartment, Aleece Anderson, his girlfriend, and Justin Shipp, another friend.

According to the police report, Anderson and Lamans were upstairs when Shipp came into the house. According to Shipp, Goldsberry, who was downstairs, allegedly told him he was going to stab both Lamans and Anderson.

All four had been drinking. Shipp tried to calm Goldsberry down, but when Lamans came downstairs, Goldsberry, who had a knife in his back pocket, allegedly stabbed Lamans while the two were in the kitchen.

Shipp, Anderson and Lamans ran out of the residence to get away from Goldsberry.

Goldsberry was found by police hiding in a shed in the front of the building, after the parties told police where he was.

Goldsberry told police he couldn’t remember any of the incident.

Goldsberry was charged with felony assault with a weapon. Police initially were going to charge him with attempted deliberate homicide.

Goldsberry posted $50,000 bond and has been released from jail, according to court records.

Officer Jared Haddenham and Det. Gary Denham investigated the incident for the Columbia Falls Police.