AUBURN – A Lewiston man was arrested Friday, accused of stabbing another man several times during an early morning fight on Pleasant Street.

Antonio “Monk” Rembert, 30, was arrested by Lewiston police several hours after witnesses said he stabbed a 22-year-old Auburn man five times in the abdomen and chest.

Corey Hall, the victim, was listed in stable condition Friday night at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Investigators said he was found with numerous knife wounds but that none were considered life-threatening.

The knifing took place about 2:40 a.m. in a hallway at 15 Pleasant St., police said. Witnesses told police Rembert stepped into the fray as Hall was arguing with a woman at that address.

Rembert and Hall began fighting and then Rembert pulled out a knife, police said. Witness said he ran away after stabbing Hall.

Rembert, who is well-known to police in the area, was last known to live on Blake Street in Lewiston. He also lists a previous address on Bartlett Street and another on College Street where he was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in July.

As Hall was being treated for his wounds, police sent out alerts to departments in Lewiston and surrounding towns and advised them to be on the lookout for Rembert. About 9 a.m., Lewiston police Officer Justin Kittredge and other members of the Selective Enforcement Team went to 119 Horton St. where they found him.

Rembert was taken to the Auburn Police Department to be questioned and later booked on a charge of aggravated assault. He was being held o $10,000 cash bail later Friday night, according to an official at the Androscoggin County Jail.

Rembert has an extensive criminal history in the area, police said. In 1998, he was ordered to serve three years in federal prison after he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He brandished a shotgun during a fight at Pleasantview Acres in Lewiston. He was caught after jumping head-first out a second story window as police waited on the ground to arrest him.

At the time, he had recently been released from prison for robbing a convenience store with a lighter in 1995. He served three years in prison.

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