MUSCATINE — A Muscatine man has been charged in a New Year's Eve stabbing along the Muscatine riverfront.
Nicholas Raphael Sosa, 35, faces Class C felonies, willful injury — causing serious injury, and going armed with intent. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
According to a press release form the Muscatine Police Department, at about 2:40 a.m. Dec. 31, officers came upon two men fighting at the Riverfront Park parking lot, 600 E. Harbor St.
The other man is identified as Kevin Lemuel Rios-Schroeder of Durant. Both were injured and transported to UnityPoint Trinity-Muscatine by the Muscatine Fire Department ambulance. One of the men reportedly had blunt force injuries while the other had sustained puncture wounds.
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The arrest was based on an admission, witness identification and proximity to the scene of the incident, according to court documents. A no-contact order has been issued.
Police are releasing no further information at this time.
Other documents show Sosa was arrested in 2003 in Palo Alto County for assault. A charge of fighting-violent behavior, for which Sosa was arrested in Muscatine County in 2018, is still pending.