- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

SIOUX RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux Rapids man accused of stabbing a 19-year-old man last week now faces an attempted murder charge.

Online court records show 43-year-old Pedro Orozco was initially charged with willful injury but an attempted murder charge was added Monday.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1p33B9N ) Buena Vista County Sheriff Doug Simons says the additional charge was added after police discussed the case with the county attorney.

Orozco is accused of stabbing a Spencer man at a Sioux Rapids home on July 9.

Simons says Orozco and the victim knew each other. The victim remains hospitalized.

An arraignment on the new charge has been set for Aug. 4. Orozco’s bond was increased to $50,000.

Orozco’s attorney did not immediately return a message.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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