Jose Chagolla-Flores exits the court room Monday afternoon at the Lewis County Law and Justice Center in Chehalis.

Victim Still in Serious Condition After Chehalis Stabbing

By The Chronicle

A 17-year-old boy stabbed in the chest after a dispute in Chehalis Thursday is still in the hospital in serious condition, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

The boy was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for emergency surgery after the incident Oct. 5 in the parking lot of the Chehalis Walmart.

Jose F. Chagolla-Flores, 18, was charged Monday with first-degree assault in the case and is being held on $500,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Chagolla-Flores told police he stabbed the 17-year-old in the chest after an argument over the sale of marijuana.