Tuolumne County Sheriff

A juvenile was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after another juvenile was stabbed with a pocketknife during a dispute over $5 in Jamestown on Tuesday. 

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Niccoli Sandelin said the juveniles were both males, victim aged 15 and suspect aged 14. They are not related, he said.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release they responded to a home on Sixth Avenue in Jamestown at about 5 p.m. A juvenile was stabbed in the torso. 

Sandelin said there were witnesses. No additional description of the weapon was available. 

The victim was treated for moderate injuries at the scene and at Adventist Health - Sonora. The victim was later released.

The other juvenile was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and criminal threats and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center in Sonora. 

Potential criminal histories related to the people involved was unknown, Sandelin said. 

Names are not released in cases of arrests involving juveniles. 


Contact Giuseppe Ricapito at (209) 588-4526 or gricapito@uniondemocrat.com. Follow him on Twitter @g_ricapito 


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