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Seven Arrested In Deadly Bonneville County Stabbing

After arresting the prime suspect in the Christmas stabbing case, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has made six more arrests in connection to the Ammon incident.

Alexis Gonzales has been charged with felony harboring and obstructing. Adan Cisneros, Brent Pongyan, Josh Cortez, Derek Perez and Ryan Morgan have each been charged with aggravated battery.

The stabbing happened shortly after midnight on Christmas Day at 850 S. Ammon Road.

“The male victim was transported to EIRMC, where he was pronounced deceased,” said Edwards.

Twenty-year-old Buck A. Garner of Idaho Falls was stabbed in the chest. A police source said it was possible Garner was stabbed inside the house, and then stumbled outside.

Joseph Manuel Chavez, 19, was arrested later in the afternoon at a house in Idaho Falls at 1914 Burlwood Drive after a manhunt lasting just over 14 hours. He is charged with first-degree murder.

“We really need to hear his side of the story,” said Edwards.

Some viewers have suggested there was a party going on at the house before the stabbing.

The sheriff?s office says that in addition to the victim, there were four people inside the house when the stabbing occurred, but with the investigation ongoing, those names are not being released.

The suspects in this case will all be in court Tuesday for their arraignments.

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