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Police Provide Update in Murrieta Stabbing Arrests

Suspects Nolan Samuel Haney, 18, and Jaime Rebecca Gatewood, 20, were taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the stabbing that occurred Wednesday night on Medina Court in Murrieta.

Murrieta police have provided more information about two suspects' alleged involvement in a stabbing that sent a 17-year-old boy to the hospital Wednesday night.

The incident that left the victim with a single-stab wound was reported just after 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 39300 block of Medina Court, according to Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes. About an hour later, suspects Nolan Samuel Haney, 18, and Jaime Rebecca Gatewood, 20, were taken into custody in near Stillwater Drive and Halcyon Court in Menifee, the lieutenant confirmed.

Upon locating the suspects, officers allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the car Haney and Gatewood reportedly left the scene in. Items recovered from the Explorer included methamphetamine, syringes and Xanax, Firmes said.

The pair reportedly confessed their involvement in the stabbing to officers, Murrieta police Sgt. Daryl Underwood told Patch late Wednesday.

Haney was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sales, infliction of great bodily injury and admonishing a weapon with force. As of Thursday, he was being held at Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $65,000 bail, sheriff's jail records showed.

Gatewood was cited and arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, misdemeanor accessory and probation violation. She was released from custody Thursday morning after spending the night at Southwest Detention Center.

The victim was in stable condition as of Wednesday night after having to undergo surgery due to lacerations to his liver and diaphragm, according to police.

Investigators believe the victim and the suspects knew each other, Firmes said, about the incident that took place on a sidewalk of the residential street.

"It was over some sort of disagreement," the lieutenant told Patch.

AlwaysPO'd January 26, 2013 at 06:24 AM
Sounds like your family needs to wake up. Slap your brother/sister for us. They do need help and support.
kelly tierney January 26, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Nolan Haney is an old time friend. He offered gas to go pick him up in Murrieta a couple months ago and when I got there he had no money and held his knife to my neck. I drove off. He doesn't deserve a prayer in my opinion. That could have been me in the hospital.
kristin c January 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM
Its so sad... these kids look so young to just be throwing their lives away. I don't agree that that they don't deserve prayer... they need it the most. Pray for new hearts for them at the very least. Its easy to pray for those who "deserve" it... the real test if what we are made of and something God commands us to do is to pray for our enemies. I'll be the first one to admit how hard that is but would never deny someone the blessing of prayer no matter what their crime is.
a2nd chance January 26, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Well said Kristin...
a2nd chance January 26, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Really Kelly?! you must be a part of the infested group Nolan was in if you were friends.

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