SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man has been charged with stabbing four people in an argument that occurred in the Historic Fourth District early Sunday morning.

The suspect, Jess M. Pinney, 33, turned himself into authorities at 10 a.m. Monday, police said. He was charged with two counts of willful injury, a class D felony, and three counts of aggravated assault, a misdemeanor.  

When officers arrived on the 1000 block of Fourth Street at 2:16 a.m. Sunday, they found four victims suffering from stab wounds. The victims were trying to help a female who was involved with Pinney.

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"There was no connection between the female and the victims," Lori Noltze, a Sioux City Police crime prevention officer, said during a news conference Monday afternoon. "The victims were simply coming to the female's assistance and tried to help her out."

Police are not identifying the female, or the victims, who were taken to Mercy Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and then released.

Pinney remains in the Woodbury County Jail.

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