VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities announced the arrest of two suspects wanted for the attempted murder of a 24-year-old Victorville man, officials said.
It happened on April 10, 2018, at about 1:15 pm, when deputies responded to the 12300 block of Bridgewood Lane in Victorville and found the victim in the backyard of a residence suffering from a stab wound to the chest area.
The victim, was airlifted to a trauma center and is reported to be recovering from his injuries.
Through investigation, deputies learned the victim had been involved in a fight with a white male at the location. The fight escalated and the suspect stabbed the victim with a sword., sheriff’s officials said in a news release. The suspect fled the location in a white pick-up truck before deputies arrived.
Detectives conducting the investigation were able to identify the suspect responsible for the attempted murder as Samuel Monroy, 35, of Calimesa. Monroy was arrested for attempted murder on April 13, 2018 and booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.
Kathryn Chatham, 25, of Victorville was arrested on the same date in the city of Victorville, for being an accessory to a crime, officials said.
“During the investigation, detectives discovered Chatham was the driver of the white pickup and had knowledge of the stabbing. Chatham made no attempt to contact law enforcement after the crime and subsequently drove Monroy to Calimesa,” stated the news release.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective M. Gardea at the Victorville Police Department, (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishin g to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.