SCIO, Ore. -- An intoxicated man stabbed one man and cut another early Saturday morning after a dispute over a pair of glow-in-the-dark glasses at the Scio Music Festival, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies responded to an unrelated noise disturbance on the festival grounds at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday. They arrived at the festival entrance to find a highly intoxicated man bleeding from facial injuries, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said.
Witnesses reported Ulysses Garcia, a 23-year-old from Scio had stabbed one person with a knife and had cut another. Deputies immediately detained Garcia after confirming those reports.
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The altercation started when Garcia and Jonathan Hollingsworth, 29 of Scio, got in a fight over a pair of novelty glow-in-the-dark glasses, police said.
After realizing he was stabbed Hollingsworth tried to run away. Garcia gave chase, but was subdued by a group of festival-goers who saw the incident, Linn County Sheriff's Officials said.
A member of that group, 29-year-old Kevin Ashe, received a superficial cut in his left leg during the struggle.
Medic teams from the Scio and Lebanon departments evaluated the three men and deemed the injuries non-life threatening.
Garcia was taken to the Albany General Hospital where he was treated for facial swelling and a suspected broken nose before he was lodged in the Linn County jail on disorderly conduct and assault charges.
The Scio Music Festival is a three-day outdoor music event with on-site camping. This marks the second annual event hosted by Scio-resident John Vogel. At the time of the incident an estimated 200 people were in attendance.