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LOP Stabbing Update

Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal has released the identity of Thursday morning’s Lake of the Pines Stabbing victim.

“Our investigators were able to confirm the identity of our victim. He is known as Ryan Roth. He’s a 33 year old male that resides in the Lake of the Pines area and his next of kin has been notified.”

Nevada county Sheriff’s deputies had responded to several 9-1-1 calls from the 11,000 block of Lakeshore North a few minutes after midnight. Sheriff Keith Royal says alcohol and drugs were both apparently in use at a small gathering at the residence when the suspect, 24 year old Brandon Riddle-Terrel of Petaluma pulled a knife.

“Our suspect stands up, brandishes a knife, and makes a comment that he’s not going back to jail. It appears that the victim, for some reason, whether to restrain him because he was going to hurt somebody or himself, tries to restrain his holding the knife and the next thing that occurs is our suspect turns around and stabs the victim multiple times, causing his death.”

Riddle-Terrrel then fled in a vehicle and was pursued by Placer and Sacramento county deputies and the CHP and was eventually taken into custody after a spike strip took out his tires and he could no longer travel on the rims of his wheels.  A canine unit performed the arrest. And Riddle Terrel was booked at Sacramento County jail. Sheriff Royal says the suspect has refused to give a statement to investigators.  Riddle-Terrel also has a no bail violation of probation warrant out of Sonoma County out for his arrest. 

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