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Fight erupts during round of golf, one stabbed and hospitalized

A 61-year-old man was taken to jail Saturday night after he stabbed another man on a Payson golf course. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) A man was taken to Utah County Jail Saturday night after a fight broke out among golfers in Payson.

According to Lieutenant Bill Wright with Payson Police, around 8:20 p.m. Saturday night a group of four golfers were playing ahead of a 61-year-old Lee Johnson and his his wife. The man and woman thought that the group was going too slow and wanted to play through, but the group did not want them too.

Wright says a fight broke out and the club house was called out and resolved the dispute.

Around the ninth hole, Johnson and his wife caught up with part of the group and thought they would be allowed to play through, but again the group refused, Wright said.

Johnson then pulled a pocket knife and stabbed one person, Wright said. He was wrestled to the ground by the other golfer from the group.

According to Wright, one man received a small cut. Wright said the victim was sent to Mountain View hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Johnson was taken to the Utah County Jail.

Authorities say Johnson's wife was not involved with the stabbing and was not arrested.


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