Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Stabbing in Motel

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RENO, NV - Reno police have arrested a man after responding to a disturbance at a motel east of downtown.

Police say September 3, 2014, they were called to 1435 E. 4th Street. They found a man and woman, both with stab wounds. they were both taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Police say the investigation indicates the man had sexually assaulted the woman at knifepoint and prevented her from leaving the room. They then fought and both were hurt.

41-year-old Donald Earl Schmitz was arrested and booked for False Imprisonment, Battery w/a Deadly Weapon and Sexual Assault.

The Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance; anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or, or you can text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.