Butte County Sheriff Deputies are still attempting to piece together exactly what happened on the corner of Meyers and A Streets in south Oroville this afternoon. Authorities haven’t released many details, but preliminary reports indicate a man was riding his bicycle when two people in a van pulled up next to him and began to assault him.
Deputies initially state the bicyclist then pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the two attackers in the neck. The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition. Deputies believe the attack was fueled by an old dispute between the two parties involved.
We will bring you more information once it is released by the Butte County Sheriff's Department.
(UPDATE) 5:57 p.m.- the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls regarding a possible stabbing victim in the 3200 block of Myers Street, in the South Side area of Oroville, CA. One caller said the person with the knife was still on scene. Due to the quick response of law enforcement and the cooperation of the residents in the neighborhood, it was determined that 40-year-old Marcos R. Diaz was attacked by 38-year-old Jeanette R Hughs and 44 year old Albert G. Hammons with a hammer.
Diaz stabbed Hammons in self defense in the neck with a knife. Hammons was taken to Oroville Hospital where he was stabilized and out of the area hospital for further care. Hughs was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Butte COunty Jail, where she is being held on $30,000 bail. The investigation is continuing and criminal charges against Hammons are still possible.