CALDWELL -- Caldwell Police say a man was stabbed three times in the back during an altercation Tuesday outside a local bar.

Lt. Devin Riley says the victim, 35-year-old Brian Baker of Caldwell, didn t even know he had been stabbed until officers checked him out.

Police were called to Vern's Bar at the corner of 7th Avenue and Arthur Street at 9:25 p.m. for a report of a fight between two men.

Riley said the two men knew each other and had been warned about disorderly conduct just a few days earlier. This time the dispute turned violent.

Baker was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released. He has since been charged with misdemeanor battery for his involvement.

Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Thomas Freeman and charged him with aggravated assault. He was booked into the Canyon County Jail.

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