Two arrested after Saint Patrick's Day stabbings at Clovis bar

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Police arrested two men, 32-Year old Travis Turner is charged with attempted murder while 35-Year-old Cruz Colin for five counts of assault with a deadly weapon. (KFSN)

Two men are in police custody Friday, accused of stabbing six people during a Saint Patrick's Day brawl.

On most days the backyard patio behind Outlaw Tavern is a place where old-timers share stories over beers.

"I didn't hear about the news until I came to town," bar regular John Westman said.

But on Friday morning, it became the center a crime scene.

"Police tape everywhere, little placards everywhere," witness Dustin Valero said.

Officers say a Saint Patrick's Day party turned ugly around midnight. A fight broke out inside the bar then moved outside. It ended with six people stabbed, suffering moderate to minor injuries.

"There were some things taking place that should not have been taking place," Janet Stoll-Lee with the Clovis Police Department said.

Police arrested two men, 32-Year old Travis Turner is charged with attempted murder while 35-Year-old Cruz Colin for five counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

How the fight started is still unclear. "In this situation there were a lot of people there," Stoll-Lee said. "They were inside the bar, outside the bar, and behind the bar as well.

"This place right here, not that it's a bad place to go, but it seems like Saint Patrick's Day is just crazy everywhere," Valero said.

Officers say they don't respond to these types of calls often in Old Town Clovis.

"This stuff just doesn't happen here," Westman said. "Night people is different, 100 percent, you get a younger crowd in here."

Friday afternoon business carried on as usual, with regulars unfazed by the violence that happened hours ago, saying they won't let what they believe to be an isolated incident define the tavern.

"It's great, I mean, there's no way to meet better people than this place," Westman explained.
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