Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Second suspect wanted in Manila stabbing Featured

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According to as Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 18, 2012:
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the second suspect, in the case described in the original press release below, as David Robert Bullwinkle, 31 years old of Manila. Bullwinkle is wanted for attempted murder and mayhem. Anyone with knowledge of his location is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office.The victim in this case is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case is requested to contact Detective Rich Schlesiger at 707-268-3642 or the Sheriff’s office at 707-445-7251.

Photo of wanted suspect, David Robert Bullwinkle:


Photo of Travis Morgan Jr.who is already in custody:

Original Press Release:
On 09-13-2012, approximately 10:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office was notified of a stabbing which just occurred in the 1900 block of Peninsula Drive, Manila. The victim was reported to be at a neighbor’s home on the doorstep. Deputies responded to the scene along with medical personnel. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. When deputies arrived they met with the 38 year old male victim, from McKinleyville. The victim had cuts on various parts of his body including a deep abdominal wound.

Deputies interviewed the victim at the local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. The victim told deputies he was visiting his girlfriend when suspect Travis Morgan, 27 years old from Manila entered the residence with another male suspect. Morgan and the other male then began punching him, stabbing him and striking him with a machete. Morgan is the brother of the victim’s girlfriend and lives in the same residence. .

At 11:30 p.m. Morgan showed up at a local hospital. Eureka Police stood by with Morgan until deputies could arrive. Morgan was being treated for minor injuries sustained during the altercation with the victim. Morgan spoke with the deputies and claimed self defense.

After Morgan was treated he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and violation of probation. His bail is set at $500,000.00. Detectives are actively working on this case. Photographs of Morgan, and the name and photograph of the second suspect are not being released at this time for investigative reasons.

As of this morning the victim was in a local hospital being treated for his injuries and was in surgery.

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