Another arrest in stabbing case
August 15, 2009
A 23-year-old South Lake Tahoe man became the latest arrest in connection with a June stabbing that sent a 14-year-old boy to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno in critical condition.
Ignacio Novoagomez turned himself in to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department on Aug. 11, said Detective Pierre Herring.
Novoagomez is being held in El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Web site.
Novoagomez did not actually stab the boy, but was allegedly at the scene and participated in the incident, Herring said.
Herring declined to comment on why Novoagomez turned himself in.
More than half a dozen people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which reportedly took place at a house party on Palmira Avenue on June 17.
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Jorge Casillas, 25; a 17-year-old boy; a 16-year-old boy; and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and conspiracy in connection with the case, Herring has said previously.
Lina Soledad Caro Flores, 18; Ivan Vasquez, 23; and Noe Corea, 22; have also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and conspiracy in connection with the incident.
The suspects and the victim are believed to have connections to Hispanic street gangs. The victim is believed to have connections to the Nortenos and the suspects are believe to be affiliated with the Surenos, Herring said in June.
More arrests are expected in the case, Herring said Friday.
Police arrested a South Lake Tahoe man on Aug. 11 on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl he had picked up at an area grocery store the previous day, said South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale.
Stephen Henderson, 27, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. at a residence on Glenwood Way for the suspected rape of a Bay Area girl who was on vacation with a friend and the friend’s mother, said Lt. Marty Hale.
The girl had gone to an unspecified store to buy some food on Monday evening and met a group of men, including Henderson, according to Hale.
The girl – who had been drinking and was very intoxicated – agreed to leave the store with men and go to where they were staying, Hale said.
Between midnight and 2 a.m. on Aug. 11, Henderson allegedly engaged in sexual acts with the girl, Hale said.
The mother of the girl’s friend reported the girl missing about 2 a.m. on Aug. 11 and police officers located the girl walking back to her hotel sometime that morning, Hale said.
Henderson remained in custody at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of raping a drugged victim, oral copulation, sexual perpetration by foreign object and participating in a lewd act on a child, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Web site.