Omak stabbing suspect arrested

One other person involved is at large

— One person has been charged and a warrant has been issued for a second in a stabbing that injured a local man May 16.

A third suspect remains at large.

Faith Ann Flores, 27, was arrested May 17 and charged May 23 in the incident in which Jeff Weitman, 33, was injured. He was treated at Mid-Valley Hospital for a stab wound to the thigh after an argument May 16 at a rental home at 216 N. Birch St.

Flores was charged in Okanogan County Superior Court as an accomplice to first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and as an accomplice to first-degree robbery.

She remained in the Okanogan County Jail as of May 24. Bail was set May 20 at $50,000, Superior Court records show.

A warrant was issued by the court for another suspect, Johnathon M. Flores, 32, Spokane. As of Tuesday, May 28, Johnathon Flores was in custody in Ferry County on a state Department of Corrections hold.

He and Faith Flores are siblings, Omak Police Department officer Rusty Tallant said.

Police are still looking for a third suspect, whose identity is not yet being released, Tallant said.

Police were called at 6 p.m. May 16 to the home.

Sgt. Jeff Koplin said the victim apparently had been involved in an ongoing dispute with three other people. One allegedly drew a knife and stabbed the man in the leg.

According to the charging information, the maximum penalty for each charge against Faith Flores is life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine.

In addition to a minimum penalty, which would be dependent on her offender score if she is convicted, the weapons enhancement carries an additional 24 months in prison for a first offense and 48 months for a second or subsequent offense.


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