Two arrested following fight involving knife

Stephanie IvankovichEditorsivankovich@theperrychief.
Two arrested following fight involving knife

A Des Moines man was arrested after allegedly confronting a Perry man with a large sharpened knife.

Salvador Garcia-Rivera, 47, of Perry and Jose Sierra-Rodriguez, 25, of Des Moines, were arrested on June 4, after a fight that broke out on the 600 block of Third Street.

Eric Vaughn, police chief of the Perry Police Department, said both men knew each other and alcohol was involved.

The fight started when Sierra-Rodriguez struck Garcia-Rivera with a closed fist in retaliation of a fight that occurred last year, Vaughn told to the Perry Chief.

After Garcia-Rivera took the punch he went inside the garage and then came back from the house carrying a large sharpened knife then confronted Sierra-Rodriguez with it, the police chief said.

An altercation then took place. During this altercation another man was cut on the arm while defending Sierra-Rodriguez with the knife, he said.

As far as the police chief knows the victim did not receive medical attention.

Garcia-Rivera is charged with going armed with intent.

Sierra-Rodriguez is charged with disorderly conduct.

Vaughn said there is no indication of any gang involvement.