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2: 25 a.m. Wednesday

Man facing seven years after stabbing incident

A Medford man could face more than seven years in prison for allegedly stabbing another man in a bar fight in Ashland on Sunday morning.

Edelmark Ganir Pinpin, 22, heard the charge of first-degree assault filed against him in Jackson County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The crime's minimum sentence is seven years and six months under Oregon's Measure 11.

He was arrested on Sunday outside Kat Wok, a downtown nightclub, for allegedly stabbing another bar patron, Justin Sckneck, 27, of Grants Pass, with a folding pocket knife. The knife appears to have entered Sckneck's chest about an inch below his heart, police officials said. Sckneck was treated and released from a Medford hospital.

The two men apparently started fighting inside the bar and were escorted out. They continued to fight and threw punches at each other before Pinpin allegedly stabbed Sckneck. Alcohol consumption likely played a role in the dispute, police officials said.

- Unknown person kicked a yard light in a flower bed causing $100 damage to the light at the Bard's Inn Motel on N. Main Street.

11:30 p.m. Tuesday - Report of a bicycle valued at $1,1700 stolen at O'Ryans Irish Pub on N. Main Street.

5:55 p.m. Tuesday - An Ashland man, 19, cited for stealing two 40 ounce bottles of beer from the Market of Choice on Siskiyou Boulevard.

4:46 p.m. Tuesday - A clear plastic bag with white powder was found in a parking lot on the 100 block of Park Street. The substance was taken to the police department evidence room.

2:48 p.m. Tuesday - An Ashland man, 42, was unable to pay for his full tank of gasoline at the Mobil gas station on Ashland Street. He told authorities he thought his friend had the money for it. He was cited and realized.

12:40 p.m. Tuesday - Known subjects drove off without paying for $36.88 worth of gasoline and cigarettes at the Mobil gas station on Ashland Street. The vehicle fled the scene recklessly and almost struck a gas attendant.

- Ashland Police & Fire