Walla Walla man charged in stabbing

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WALLA WALLA -- A man has been formally charged in Superior Court with stabbing an acquaintance last week.

Tylur D. Tiedemann, 18, of 213 W. Maple St., is accused of second-degree assault. The charge was filed Monday.

Tiedemann allegedly used a broken beer bottle to stab Robert Lawson, 19, about 5:30 a.m. Thursday outside Lawson's residence in the 100 block of North Wilbur Avenue.

Lawson reportedly suffered two severe wounds -- including a severed artery -- to his left thigh and calf. He was treated at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, then released.

After Tiedemann was arrested Thursday afternoon, he told officials he and Lawson "have problems," according to a police report filed in court.

"Tiedemann stated he was sorry he had stabbed Lawson and appeared genuinely remorseful," the report says. "Tiedemann stated he was drunk at the time of the assault and that affected his judgment."

He was lodged in the County Jail. Bail was set later at $25,000.

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