CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A 22-year old man is behind bars today after an altercation and stabbing occurred Wednesday afternoon in Cave Junction. At about 4:23 p.m., an altercation broke out between two men who lived in separate trailers at 5646 Rockydale Rd. in Cave Junction. During the altercation, Brian F. Ellington Jr. allegedly stabbed Josh Nelson, 27. Nelson’s injuries were not life threatening, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).
A 911 call was sent to OSP Southern Comman Center and OSP troopers were dispatched to the area to assist medical personnel and start an investigation. Both men were transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.
Oregon State Police detectives responded to the hospital to contact both men. An investigation led detectives to arrest Ellington for Assault in the Second degree and Unlawful Use/Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. Ellington was lodged in the Josephine County Jail. Nelson was treated and released.