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Jamestown Man Stabbed While In Bed

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Sonora, CA — A hospital patient led Sonora Police to a stabbing suspect last night.

Police reports indicate officers were called to a local hospital to talk to a stab victim.

Richard Butler told officers that a man came into his apartment and stabbed him while he was in bed.

Police say Richard´s girlfriend, who was in the apartment at the time, recognized the man as being James Hicks.

Officers went to the suspect´s home and took him into custody without incident. Hicks was later transported to Tuolumne County Jail and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. The investigation is on going.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh