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Man accused in death of Scottsdale bouncer faces unrelated charges

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Ian MacDonald. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Ian MacDonald. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

A man facing trial for the stabbing death of a Scottsdale nightclub bouncer has been arrested on weapons and alcohol charges in Mesa.

Ian Alexander MacDonald is being held without bond after his initial appearance July 7 in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Mesa police say the 27-year-old MacDonald also was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of intent to assault, disorderly conduct and other charges.

They say MacDonald was earlier cited by a park ranger for drinking alcohol and reportedly pointed a gun at a Mesa couple.

Ian MacDonald has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Tyrice Thompson in the parking lot of the Martini Ranch in Scottsdale on Jan. 27, 2013.

Authorities say MacDonald stabbed Thompson five times in the back, hip and arm after a fight inside Martini Ranch in late January 2013.

Thompson, a former Arizona State University football player, was taken off life support by his family and died several days later.

Investigators said MacDonald and his friends had been kicked out of the bar. MacDonald admitted that he was involved in a fight but denied stabbing the Thompson, police said.

MacDonald was initially released pending further investigation and results of lab analysis of evidence collected from him and evidence at the scene.

Detectives later said they received an anonymous tip stating MacDonald admitted to stabbing the bouncer and hiding the knife in his boxers. The tipster said MacDonald threw the knife in a Dumpster in Mesa, according to a court document.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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