Kennewick stabbing suspect faces trial

Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City HeraldDecember 27, 2013 

A Kennewick man faces a Feb. 19 trial for an early morning stabbing in front of the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission.

Paul Anthony McVay, 41, has been in the Franklin County jail on $100,000 bail since his arrest earlier this month.

He has pleaded innocent in Franklin County Superior Court to one count of first-degree assault.

According to Pasco police and court documents, McVay and Keyton Riley Sykes got into an argument at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in front of the mission at 215 N. Second Ave.

Witnesses reported seeing McVay use a pocket knife to stab Sykes in his left arm and chest.

Sykes, now 22, had to undergo emergency surgery at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland to control the bleeding, documents said.

The mission's video surveillance system showed McVay running from the scene near Second Avenue and Clark Street, court documents said.

He wrote in court documents that he is a transient, but said he's from Kennewick.

McVay also is being held on two Benton County warrants.

-- Kristin M. Kraemer: 582-1531;; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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