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UPDATE: San Jacinto Stabbing Suspect Found in Las Vegas

Police say they've arrested a man who sought in connection to an attempted murder in San Jacinto, and cleared the woman.

A man suspected in a near-fatal stabbing attack at a San Jacinto motel was being held without bail Saturday in a Nevada jail.

William Donald Leonard, 49, was apprehended in Las Vegas on Wednesday, after police there identified him based on information contained in a bulletin circulated regionally by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Leonard is expected to be returned to Riverside sometime next week. According to the Clark County, Nev., Sheriff's Department, an extradition hearing is scheduled Monday.

In addition to Leonard, sheriff's investigators were also initially seeking to question a woman about the attack, but she is no longer considered connected to the case, according to sheriff's Sgt. Wally Clear.

"She is no longer consider a person of interest," he said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was assaulted around 7 p.m. last Saturday at a lodge in the 600 block of North Ramona Boulevard, Clear said.

He said the man suffered a life-threatening stab wound and remains in critical condition at an area hospital. The circumstances behind the stabbing were not disclosed.


—City News Service contributed to this report.

Mike Mueller March 09, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Alek, you really are amazing. When I think you can not get any more ignorant, blind to the facts and just plain out right stupid - you make a comment like this. Lets break down what you just said for the simple mind: "the photo was posted when the female WAS a person of interest." So, in your simple mind, they post the photo and THEN several days later they post the article to go along with the photo? Because it would make absolutely no sense that the person who wrote the article and uploaded it to Patch actually simultaneously loaded the photo with the article - that would be ludicrous.
Alek J Hidell March 09, 2014 at 11:11 PM
Why are you speaking to me and not the poster. I DO know that these articles are updated. I suppose you are right that she should have withdrawn the female's photo. Maybe she's busy. Again, this isn't the Washington Post. Cut her some slack.
haden ward March 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM
I have to agree that the woman's picture and name below should not have been re-posted with the article. That is just plain lazy. Or for the purpose of grabbing the reader. She is no longer a part of the INV.
Jimmy Dean March 13, 2014 at 03:40 PM
How much meth do you think William leonard did prior to assault?
beaumontdave March 13, 2014 at 03:56 PM
I don't know, but at 120 a minute, a 49yo is going to run out of heartbeats if he's still on meth.

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