A 17-year-old Cheyenne boy accused of stabbing and seriously wounding a man at a bar in south Cheyenne last week has been charged as an adult.

Joey Carabajal made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court Monday on a single count of attempted second-degree murder.

Police were called to the Lamp Lounge around 11 p.m. Thursday, May 5, after Carabajal reportedly initiated a verbal altercation with Vincent Phillips, followed him into the bar, stabbed him with a knife, and fled the scene.

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Phillips was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and was listed in serious condition as of the last report.

Carabajal was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday, May 6, and booked into the Juvenile Services Center.

Carabajal is currently being held on a $20,000 cash bond awaiting a May 18 preliminary hearing.

If convicted, he could face 20 years to life in prison.

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