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Truckee man, 34, arrested for stabbing man in Safeway has long criminal history

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an updated story from the initial version from 8:23 a.m. Monday.


TRUCKEE, Calif. — A local man with a detailed criminal history was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police say he stabbed someone Sunday afternoon inside the Truckee Safeway grocery store.

According to the Truckee Police Department, Jayson Allen Maglaya, 34, stabbed a 33-year-old man twice inside the market on Donner Pass Road after the two got into a physical altercation at about 5:30 p.m.

The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, according to police. As of Sunday evening, his wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. No one else was hurt in the incident.

Maglaya stabbed the man near the grocery store’s deli counter, said Truckee Police Capt. Rob Leftwich in a Monday phone interview. The weapon Maglaya used was not recovered at the scene, Leftwich said.

“This was a very specific event to the two of them; they had an ongoing dispute,” said Leftwich, adding that Maglaya appears to be the sole aggressor and was not provoked.

Maglaya fled the scene prior to police arrival. After a short investigation Sunday, officers received a tip Maglaya was in the Glenshire subdivision of Truckee, near his residence. According to police, officers who were already patrolling the area responded, and Maglaya was eventually taken into custody without incident.

He was booked into Nevada County jail in Truckee early Monday morning on suspicion of attempted murder and parole violation. His bail has not yet been set.

According to previous Sierra Sun reports, the Safeway incident was not Maglaya’s first foray into major crime.

In early 2003, Maglaya was sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of attempted first-degree burglary for trying to enter an occupied home in Glenshire with the intent to commit theft during the summer of 2002.

According to a Jan. 23, 2003, Sierra Sun story, officials described the incident as a “hot prowl,” of which there had been three or four similar incidents around the same time. Hot prowls are particularly dangerous because of the potential for confrontation in the middle of the night, and the unpredictable behavior of the suspect.

The incident counted as Maglaya’s second strike, according to the California three strikes law; he also was convicted in May 2001 of possession of stolen property and in March of 1997 of first-degree burglary.

Maglaya had recently been released from prison and was on parole at the time of Sunday’s incident, Leftwich said.

Anyone with information about the case should contact Truckee Police Detective Arnie Lopez at 530-550-2323.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 16, 2012 02:24PM Published Jul 16, 2012 11:21AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.