SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to a press release from the Reno Police Department, a man is in custody as the suspect in a stabbing and sexual assault incident in a Reno motel.
On September 3, 2014 at approximately 4:37 p.m., RPD officers responded to a Reno motel located at 1435 E. 4th St. on a report of a disturbance.
Upon arrival, an officer found a male and a female, who had both sustained stab wounds. The two 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 people being injured by the knife and the police being called by neighbors.
The male -- 41-year-old Donald Earl Schmitz -- was arrested and booked for False Imprisonment, Battery w/a Deadly Weapon and Sexual Assault.