Toppenish man hospitalized following assault & robbery

A 42-year-old Toppenish man is hospitalized after being found on the 500 block of South Oldenway stripped of his belongings, including his clothing.  Deputies say the victim appeared to have been assaulted and robbed.

The incident took place just around 11:45 p.m. Friday.

Deputies learned that the victim was giving a female suspect a ride home from Yakama Legends Casino.  When they pulled to a stop on a county road the victim stated he was assaulted by two males.  He was robbed off his belongings, including his clothing and vehicle.  He suffered knife wounds to the head, neck and chest. The male was transported to Yakima hospital, where he is in satisfactory condition.

The victim’s vehicle was found a few miles away, completely burned. 

This incident remains under investigation.