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Man, 18, charged after stabbing, house fire in Coats

Posted November 22, 2013
Updated November 24, 2013

— An 18-year-old man is in custody after an apparent domestic dispute and fire inside a mobile home in Coats.

After the smoke cleared, the home had been gutted and two people were sent to the hospital.

The first call from 19 Keyman Drive, just after 7 p.m., was a report of a woman stabbed in the neck. Moments later, fire crews were called to the home to find it engulfed in flames.

Christopher Valdez, who is on probation for a weapons charge, faces multiple charges, including assault on a female, authorities said.

Authorities did not identify Valdez's alleged victims but said they were his girlfriend, a family member and a neighbor.

Two children were inside of the home at the time of the incident. They were not hurt.


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