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Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:18

Robert Byron Lee is in custody.  The Longview Street Crimes Unit acted on a tip that the suspect in Tuesday’s stabbing was at a house in the 200 block of 17th yesterday afternoon he was taken into custody without incident.  Lee, 46, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder according to Kelso Police Captain Vern Thompson.  Officers swarmed the house on 17th and arrested Lee in the front yard just after 12 noon yesterday.  KPD identified the victim in the stabbing as Lee’s brother, 49-year old Michael Lee.  Mike Lee was allegedly stabbed by his brother as he was mowing a lawn in the one-thousand block of North 1st Avenue Tuesday.  Mike Lee was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in critical condition, but Thompson says his condition has been upgraded to stable condition.