Chehalis Police Department
For Immediate Release, October 9, 2017
Incident: 17B6036 – Assault 1st Degree
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 9:00 pm Chehalis Police Officers were dispatched to two males fighting in the Walmart parking lot. When officers arrived, they found the involved individuals had fled the scene. Witnesses described the two males involved in the short physical fight and stated they left in separate vehicles prior to law enforcements arrival.
While on scene talking to witnesses, Officers were advised by dispatch of a 17-year-old male at Providence Centralia Hospital seeking medical treatment for a stab wound to the chest. Officers responded to the hospital but were unable to speak with the victim of the stabbing as he was being prepared for transportation to Harborview Medical Center. Officers were, however, able speak to witnesses who were present at the hospital.
After further investigation, Officers located the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle at a residence on Brockway Road outside of Chehalis. The vehicle has been impounded pending a search warrant, and the suspect, Jose Chagollan, an 18-year-old Onalaska male, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on the charge of Assault 1st degree.
The condition of the victim and extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.