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Lebanon boy held after allegedly stabbing man

A Lebanon boy was arrested Sunday evening, Nov. 18, after allegedly stabbing a man several times during an altercation, Sheriff Jim Yon said.

Yon said deputies responded at 8:30 p.m. to a reported stabbing at a residence on Center Street.

Investigation revealed a juvenile from Lebanon was involved in an altercation with Benjamin Saul Williams, 36, of Lebanon, Yon said. During the altercation, the juvenile stabbed Williams several times with a knife, he said.

Williams, who was not armed during the altercation, received life-threatening stab wounds to his left side.  He had an additional small stab wound near his shoulder.

Williams was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where he was listed in fair condition, Yon said.

The juvenile was transported to Linn Benton Juvenile Detention, where he was lodged for attempted murder.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, Yon said.