Loomis man charged with assault after Auburn park stabbing

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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Verbal jabs turned to violence Saturday at an Auburn park, leading to the arrest of a Loomis man on an assault charge. Auburn Police reported Monday that an altercation shortly after 9 p.m. at Auburn Recreation Park escalated into a stabbing. The victim – a 19-year-old Auburn man – didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries in the attack but was discovered lying in the middle of Auburn Folsom Road next to the park, detective Adam Cline said. A Rocklin Police officer returning from a DUI checkpoint was the first to discover the man, he said. With an identification of the victim’s assailant, police were able to apprehend 23-year-old Jason Michael Vigil on the western end of the park. Cline said that the increased law-enforcement on Saturday night at the nearby Gold Country Fair aided in the search for the assailant. Vigil was booked into Placer County Jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury. A conviction could result in up to seven years in state prison and a strike on Vigil’s record. Vigil remained in custody Monday, with bail set at $25,000. The victim was treated and released after a hospital visit, Cline said. Injuries were not life-threatening, he said. This story reflects corrected information on victim's condition in final paragraph.