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Man in custody after sexual assault, stabbing

By ThisIsReno

Donald Earl SCHMITZOn September 3, 2014 at approximately 1637 Officers responded to a Reno Motel located at 1435 E 4th street on the report of a disturbance.

Upon the arrival of officer they found a male and a female subject who had both sustained stab wounds. The subjects were transported to Renown where they underwent treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

As the investigation continued it was determined that the male had sexually assaulted the female victim at knifepoint and prevented her from leaving the room. A struggle ensued resulting in both subjects being injured by the knife and the police being called by neighbors.

The suspect, identified as Donald Earl SCHMITZ -10/03/1972 was arrested and booked for False Imprisonment, Battery w/a Deadly Weapon and Sexual Assault.

SOURCE: RPD.

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