Man accused of stabbing coworker at Oregon pot grow operation

Mugshot of Matthew Ray Gabbard as seen on July 9, 2017. (Jackon County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A 28-year-old Medford man is facing attempted murder and other charges after authorities say he stabbed a co-worker at a marijuana grow operation.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Gabbard stabbed a co-worker with a knife multiple times in the chest and abdomen Saturday afternoon.

The two were cutting irrigation lines at a grow site.

Detectives believe the stabbing was unprovoked and that Gabbard had intended to kill his co-worker.

Authorities say the victim, 31-year-old Jakob Crouch, was taken to a local hospital with stab wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Gabbard was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail after being treated for a cut.

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