Bagdad man charged with assault

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He is accused of knifing another man

By Lisa King

A Bagdad man is in custody after being charged with first-degree assault.

Sheriff Mike Armstrong reported that Cortez Raul Serjio Silva, 25, of Taylor Bright Road in Bagdad, was arrested and charged with assault for attacking Juan Campos with a knife on April 6.

The victim was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with multiple knife wounds, which inflicted severe damage to his face, the report said.

After the assault — a Class B felony carrying a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison — deputies located Silva at 6338 Elmburg Road. The report says that three witnesses, as well as the victim, identified Silva.

Armstrong said that Silva and Campos, who knew each other, had gotten into an argument, which led to the stabbing, but he doesn’t know what they were arguing about.

Silva is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center under a $100,750 cash bond, and is under an ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer, which means he is slated to be deported.