Washington County man facing attempted murder after Mesquite nightclub stabbing

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ST. GEORGE — A Washington County man is facing first-degree felony attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man multiple times over the weekend at a Mesquite, Nevada, nightclub. The stabbing victim was transported to the hospital by medical helicopter in serious condition.

Jason Lee Reynolds, of LaVerkin, Utah, booking photo posted July 3, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Jason Lee Reynolds, of LaVerkin, Utah, booking photo posted July 3, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

During routine patrol early Sunday morning, a Mesquite Police officer found a man on West Pioneer Boulevard who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times, according to a statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Tuesday.

Officers quickly determined the stabbing victim had just been involved in a physical altercation at Envy Nightclub and Lounge, 792 W. Pioneer Blvd., and was attempting to chase down his alleged assailant on foot when the officer spotted him, according to police.

Mesquite Fire transported the stabbing victim to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he was then transported via Mercy Air to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, police said.

Detectives processed the multiple crime scenes, collecting evidence from the nightclub, the path the alleged suspect took as he fled the scene, along with evidence from the stabbing victim.

Through obtained evidence and witness statements, detectives were able to identify the alleged suspect as 40-year-old Jason Lee Reynolds, of LaVerkin, police said, and obtained a search warrant for his vehicle.

Mesquite detectives working with law enforcement in Utah were able to communicate with Reynolds, who turned himself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office later that day.

Reynolds is facing charges of first-degree felony attempted murder along with a felony count of battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Mesquite Police Department.

Reynolds is currently in custody at the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility awaiting extradition to Nevada.

According to Utah Court documents, this is not Reynolds’ first run-in with the law.

Reynolds was arrested for first-degree felony rape in 1999 but was found not guilty of the charge in 2000, according to court documents. However, in 2002, Reynolds was convicted of two second-degree felony counts of forcible sex abuse.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger July 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I hope the victim is ok. And this guy needs to stay in prison forever

  • .... July 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Ladybug. .LOL ! He won’t be okay after he gets the bill for the helicopter ride ! ..cya twomorrow

  • Rusty July 8, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Jason is my dearest friends. He is not a violent the person. No he does not deserve to sit in prison none of us know the circumstances or the evidence or the outcome of this trial and yes he served time in prison in Salt Lake City for to sexual assault charges that were consensual but the court found him guilty and him not knowing the suspect makes me really wonder what really happened just like I said Jason is not a violent person if provoked I guess anybody would self defend themselves so in the story it says that the victim was stabbed and when the police arrived the victim was chasing Jason if you’re stabbed multiple times why would you chase the assailant something went horribly wrong therefore the victim to Chase Jason it doesn’t make any sense and it does take 2 to tango some Jason felt threatened with his life he protected it with all means he could

  • greeneyes July 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, did you read Kimberly Scott’s last sentence??
    “Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.”
    I don’t understand how someone can jump on any story & start bashing people they don’t even know. To each his own I guess, but sometimes it is just BEST to keep negative comments to your own living room. Did you even stop to think who you might be hurting with your negative comment? I’ll bet this man has a family too, just like the victim. I pray that family didn’t see your comment.

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