Vancouver man arrested in stabbing

Victim had stab wounds to chest; bloody knife found

By Andy Matarrese, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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Police officers on Friday night arrested a man suspected of stabbing another several times in the chest in east Vancouver.

According a Vancouver Police Department statement included with court records, officers were called to the 1000 block of Northeast 142nd Avenue around 11 p.m. about a reported stabbing.

A caller said he had been stabbed and the suspect was standing somewhere outside his home.

Officers arrived in the area to find Teivon Jerome Graham, 21, of Vancouver standing less than a block away, according to court records.

Graham’s clothes were covered in blood, and officers told him to sit down. He did briefly, then stood up and ran away, police said. Officers caught up with him and detained him.

Graham had a large cut on the outside of his left hand, and officers found a bloody kitchen knife near where they first saw him.

Officers followed a trail of blood spots to the caller’s home, and there, they found Adam W. Phillips with several stab wounds to the chest, according to court records.

Phillips told officers a man he knew as Token stabbed him with a kitchen knife near the front porch, according to court records.

A neighbor told officers she picked up Graham earlier that day and they had been hanging out at her place. She said he behaved oddly then left. Not long afterward, she heard sirens.

Graham, she told officers, goes by Token, and he matched the description Phillips gave, according to court records. Graham was booked on suspicion of first-degree assault.

He’s also being held on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, a case from June, according to court records, bringing his total bail to $57,500.

His next court date was set for Nov. 17.