Walla Walla Stabbing Suspect in Court Monday

Ryan Farr

Ryan Farr

The man accused of stabbing a 47-year-old Walla Walla woman made his first appearance in court Monday morning.

Walla Walla Police arrested Ryan Lewis Farr, 30, for the Friday night stabbing of Venita Jackson, Walla Walla.

Farr is being held on suspicion of first degree assault and appeared in Walla Walla County court Monday morning where his bail was set at $75,000.

Farr is the only suspect in the brutal stabbing of the woman in the parking lot of the Border Tavern, 604 W. Elm St. The attack took place Friday evening at approximately 8:25 p.m.

Police say Farr approached Jackson in the parking lot, punched her several times in the head and then stabbed her multiple times in the head and upper body.

Officers had been focusing their search for Farr in the area of the 600 block of West Moore Street. During a search of the area, Farr was found hiding in a garage. He was taken into custody without incident Saturday night at around 9:15.

Farr has an extensive criminal history in the Walla Walla Valley.

Jackson was treated for her injuries and released from Providence St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla.