VACAVILLE — A 53-year-old Catalpa Lane resident was hospitalized in critical condition late Tuesday afternoon after he was stabbed multiple times by his roommate during an argument, according to Vacaville police.
Police put out a countywide alert for Albert Whitefeather Careyette Jr., 51, who fled the house he shares with the victim on the 100 block of Catalpa Lane after he got into a dispute with the victim, who owns the home.
Lt. Mark Donaldson said Careyette was arguing with the roommate, who police only described as a man in his 50s. The argument turned physical and Careyette allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.
Careyette fled in a 2004 Honda Accord and was last see heading north on Peabody Road. Police described him as a white male standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police believe he may be in possession of firearms.
The victim was able to call police at 4:54 p.m. They found him lying in the front yard. Donaldson said the victim was conscious at the time he was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center for treatment. The knife was recovered in the backyard.
Donaldson said there were firearms in the house. He did not say what the argument was about.
Neighbors described Careyette as being unstable, sometimes shouting at them and disrupting the neighborhood for no apparent reason, but then later coming over to their houses with a plate of food asking for forgiveness.
Careyette is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact Detective Mark Ferreira at 449-5200.
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