WALLA WALLA — A man charged in connection with a fight and stabbing last summer pleaded innocent Monday to charges in the case.
Brian Lamprea, 19, is accused of second-degree assault and felony riot. Lamprea and two other men were charged in August for participating in a fight on July 5 that resulted in the stabbing.
A warrant for Lamprea’s arrest was issued in August, but he was not arrested until he surrendered Nov. 29. He remains in the County Jail with bail set at $50,000.
Lamprea appeared before Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge John Lohrmann Monday. Lorhmann scheduled trial on the charges for Jan. 14.
Police said Lamprea and about 10 other people were attending a party early July 5 in the 1100 block of West Cherry Street when they chased three men from the gathering to the area of 12th and Cherry.
At that location police said Lamprea stabbed Andrew A.S. Carroll on his right wrist with a pocket knife. Carroll was treated by paramedics but was not taken to a hospital.
Police said Lamprea is affiliated with a local gang, but Carroll and the two men with him are not known gang members. No clear motive for the assault was established.
The two other men involved in the assault were charged with fourth-degree assault and riot, both gross misdemeanors.