Troopers respond to stabbing in Nikiski

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2001

A Monday knife fight landed a Nikiski man in jail on charges of assault.

Troopers received a report at about 4:47 p.m. Monday that two men were fighting on Marie Lane in Nikiski, said 1st Sgt. Charlie Tressler of the Soldotna post. The two apparently just had returned from a fishing trip. Dale Rabon, 44, of Nikiski, was trying to back up a boat trailer, and two people -- his ex-wife, Ivea Rabon, 51, of Nikiski, and Shawn Lee, 41, of Nikiski --allegedly were harassing him. Rabon became angry and got into a fist fight with Lee, Tressler said.

"At one point, Shawn drew a knife to protect himself. Dale continued attacking. During the struggle, Dale took the knife from Shawn," he said.

Rabon had received several deep lacerations to his legs and neck while trying to defend himself from Lee, Tressler said. After he got the knife -- a pocket knife with a blade about 5 inches long -- he used it to poke Lee several times in the head.

Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Five troopers and two ambulances responded to the scene. Both men were transported with cuts and bruises to Central Peninsula General Hospital, where they were treated and released. Rabon, whom troopers believe attacked Lee, was arrested on one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of first-degree assault. He was lodged at Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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