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Man suspected of stabbing 3 people in Folsom arrested

FOLSOM, CA - A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing three people outside a bowling alley Saturday.

David Son, 24, of Rancho Cordova, was arrested by Folsom police after employees at the Folsom Lake Bowl, at 511 East Bidwell Street, physically detained him around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Jason Browning said.

Witnesses told police minutes before the stabbing, Son tried to bum cigarettes from the victims.

Browning said Son confronted the four people as they left their car in the parking lot of the bowling alley. During the confrontation, Son allegedly stabbed a man in the neck, narrowly missing his carotid artery; another man and a woman were also stabbed.

Two victims were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Browning said.

Son was booked into Sacramento County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation, Browning said.

Jury reaches guilty verdict in Folsom senior housing murder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man accused of raping and killing a woman at a Folsom senior housing complex has been convicted of murder charges.

The Sacramento Bee reports jurors returned their guilty verdict Wednesday in the case of Sylvester Griffin, 43. They also found he committed a special circumstance of murder during the course of rape and burglary.

Griffin worked for a medical transport company that served a client in the same complex as victim Alice Murphy. The 64-year-old real estate agent was found dead of asphyxiation in her bed in December 2009.

Prosecutors argued Griffin had a financial motive in the attack.

Griffin testified that he had a consensual sexual relationship with Murphy, a claim that infuriated prosecutors and Murphy's family.

Griffin faces life in prison without parole at his May 18 sentencing.

Police arrest escaped prison inmate in Folsom

FOLSOM, CA - Police arrested a man, who escaped from the California State Prison in Folsom Sunday, in Folsom Monday evening.

Marco A. Cabrera was arrested near Green Valley Road and Shadowfax Lane around 6:30 p.m. by Folsom police.

According to Jason Browning of the Folsom Police Dept., Cabrera managed to escape prison confines on Sunday. Later that day, area residents thwarted an attempted car theft on the 100 block of Esplinade Circle by an individual matching Cabrera's description.

"I blocked him in there and he came over to me with the keys," said area resident Grace Mclaughlin after she says she drove behind Cabrera and forced him off the road.

"He got out and walked up to me and was like, oh, I just wanted to get to Sacramento.  He gave me the keys to the car and I was like, are you serious?"  Mclaughlin said Cabrera then grabbed her phone off her lap and ran.

Cabrera was able to evade capture and fled into the surrounding area.

El Dorado Savings Bank in Folsom robbed on Friday

FOLSOM, CA - Folsom police are searching for a man suspected of robbing the El Dorado Savings Bank at 300 E. Bidwell St. in Folsom on Friday.

Sgt. Jason Browning of the Folsom Police Dept. said the man entered the bank around noon, handed the teller a note indicating he had a gun, collected an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank on Coloma St. towards the rear of he building.

The suspected robber was described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s, 5'6" tall, 140 pounds, with short brown hair, a black mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, black sunglasses, a black or dark gray long sleeve shirt with a beige logo on the front and a shoulder-to-shoulder graphic across the back, dark gray cargo shorts, white and black shoes, and white socks. He was also carrying a small black bag at the time of the robbery.

UPDATE: Orangevale shooting suspect identified

ORANGEVALE, CA - A man suspected of shooting at Sacramento County sheriff's deputies was found dead inside an Orangevale home.

According to deputy Jason Ramos, 33-year-old Dennis Dean of Orangevale barricaded himself inside a home on the 9100 block of Kendrick Way after exchanging gunfire with deputies Thursday evening.

Deputies were serving a narcotics warrant at Dean's home around 4:30 p.m. Dean ran from the scene and deputies chased him and brought him back to the home, Ramos said.

At that time, deputies removed a woman from the home.

Around 5:35 p.m., with five deputies inside the home, Dean got  hold of a gun, which did not belong to a deputy, said Ramos.

Ramos said Dean then fired several shots, one of which grazed a deputy's hand. Deputies returned fire, hitting Dean as they retreated from the home.

Around 7:30 p.m., a robot was sent inside of the home through an open door, where they found Dean unresponsive.

Folsom prison inmate stabbed

FOLSOM, CA - An inmate serving time for murder was found stabbed in his cell Wednesday afternoon.

California State Prison-Sacramento spokesman Tony Quinn said 30-year-old Melvin Kibbee was discovered unconscious on his cell floor with three puncture wounds to his chest just before 2 p.m.

Kibbee was transported to an area hospital. His condition was not immediately clear.

Kibbee was discovered just minutes after prisoners had come in from yard time, Quinn said.

An investigation is underway. Quinn said there were no suspects at this time.

Kibbee is serving 15 years for a second-degree murder conviction in Contra Costa County. He was sent to the Folsom facility in 2004. 

Folsom guard who brought cellphones to inmates gets jail

SACRAMENTO, CA - A prison guard who pled no contest to sneaking in cellphones to inmates in return for money was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation.

Robert Chaiyarat said he needed the money, $8,641, after a costly divorce.

When caught with eight cellphones and chargers under his duty vest as he went to work at California State Prison Sacramento (Folsom), Chaiyarat confessed, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. He resigned from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Beale Air Force Base in Marysville where he also worked and had a top secret security clearance.

In addition to the jail time and probation, Chaiyarat was ordered to pay restitution to CDRC of $8,641.