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Adelanto woman, 26, stabs man in chest during argument



ADELANTO, Calif. ( — Martika Lashawn Graves, 26, of Adelanto, was arrested for attempted murder following an argument that resulted in a stabbing, officials said.

Graves was arrested on April 14, 2018, after deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a stabbing call at an apartment in the 11200 block of Chaparral Avenue.

Through investigation, deputies learned the victim and suspect were involved in an argument that escalated and Graves refused to leave the apartment.

“The argument became physical and Graves grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim in the chest,” stated sheriff’s officials in a news release.

Graves fled the scene before deputies could arrive.  The victim was taken to a local area hospital for treatment of his injury which was not life-threatening, officials said.

A short time later, at approximately 9:27 p.m., deputies were called back to the residence for a disturbance and found Graves fighting with the victim’s daughter. Graves was arrested and transported to High Desert Detention Center. Martika Graves was booked for attempted homicide and is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Joel Sandles at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at


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