Man wanted in Austin stabbing

Published 9:31 am Friday, July 9, 2010

An Austin man is wanted on a warrant after allegedly stabbing another man downtown on the Fourth of July.

Ghavin Darrell Marryshaw, 24, faces one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, which is a felony. The charge, along with the warrant, were filed Thursday in Mower County court.

According to a criminal complaint, Austin police responded to a fight at the downtown Plaza Lot at around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. After the fight was broken up, an officer spoke with a 19-year-old male, who was bleeding from the wrist. He hesitantly told police that he had been stabbed. During the questioning, police learned the man had provided a false name, and he was arrested and cited for the violation.

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At the jail across the street, the man admitted he had been drinking illegally, which was why he had given the false name and been hesitant to talk about the incident. He then opened up more and said he was outside with a group of people after bar close when another group walked up and starting harassing them. An argument ensued, and the two groups began pushing and shoving, the complaint states. The 19-year-old said he was in the middle of this when he felt a sharp prick in his left lower back, and then again on his left wrist.

He told police that a black male in his 20s with braided hair, a dark cap, a white T-shirt and blue jeans fled from the scene right after the incident and before police arrived.

After further investigation, police determined that the suspect was Marryshaw. Provided a photo lineup with Marryshaw in it, the alleged victim positively identified his assailant, the complaint states.