Assault with X-Acto knife injures friend |

Assault with X-Acto knife injures friend

Christina Proctor

A 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of slicing a fellow camper’s check with an Exacto knife Sunday morning.

Ricky Requilman reportedly told investigators that he thought Cimaron Corry, 18, had killed his brother when he lashed out at him with the knife.

According to El Dorado County Sheriff’s report, Requilman, Corry, Requilman’s 17-year-old brother, and Corry’s 16-year-old girlfriend were camping at the Big Meadow Trail head overflow campground. Requilman reportedly told investigators that he and the girl were in the tents when Corry and Requilman’s brother began wrestling. Both were intoxicated and at one point Requilman’s brother reportedly passed out on the ground, investigators said. Requilman told deputies that when he came out of the tent and saw his brother laying motionless he thought Corry had killed him. Requilman reportedly said he went to check on his brother, and Corry who was laying next to him reached up and grabbed him from the ground.

Requilman allegedly slashed at Corry cutting him from his ear to his mouth through a hooded sweatshirt. Deputies said Requilman told them he then ran into the forest and threw away the Exacto knife. Deputies didn’t recover the knife. Another camper took Corry to Barton Memorial Hospital around 6 a.m., where he received 39 stitches in his check, deputies reported.

Corry didn’t give a statement to deputies at the hospital saying he was too intoxicated and wanted to wait until his head was more clear.

Deputies contacted Requilman at his mother’s residence in South Lake Tahoe Sunday morning and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

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