Marysville stabber on the loose
An argument about a television program reportedly led to a stabbing and to the arrest of a wanted parolee in Marysville on Saturday.
Marysville police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Yuba Street at 2:35 p.m. after a woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend.
Officers found a 26-year-old man with a single stab wound about 11/2 inches deep.
The victim, who police said had lost “a significant amount of blood,” was taken to Rideout Memorial Hospital. His name was not released.
Police identified the stabbing suspect as Melinda Joyce Kennedy, 23, of Sacramento.
According to witnesses, the assault was related to an argument over a TV program. Police did not name the program.
Kennedy, police said, has “a history of excessive violence.”
She is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court to be arraigned for violating probation in an earlier case, according to the court's Web site.
Last January, she was charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. She pleaded no-contest to spousal abuse and was placed on five years' probation with 180 days in jail in February 2005.
She violated probation, the Web site said, and was reinstated on five years' probation in October. She also received a 60-day jail sentence.
In 2003, also in Sacramento, she was charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, the court's Web site said. She pleaded no contest to misdemeanor brandishing of a weapon and was placed on three years' informal probation in December 2003.
Police said Kennedy remained at large. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call the Marysville Police Department at 749-3900.
While police were investigating the stabbing, they saw a man running from the area, so they pursued him.
The man, later identified as Kenneth Sears, ran into a residence in the 1400 block of Blue Street.
Officers created a perimeter around the neighborhood and brought in the K-9 unit from the Sutter County Sheriff's Department. The dog located Sears, an absconded parolee, in the Blue Street home, police said.
Sears was arrested without incident on suspicion of evading police, criminal trespass and violating parole.
Sears had no connection with the stabbing. He told police he fled because of his parole status.
Appeal-Democrat reporter Josh Kendrix can be reached at 749-4707. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.