Police: Vacaville stabbing suspect surrenders

By From page A4 | June 19, 2014

Albert Careyette, Jr.

Albert Whitefeather Careyette Jr.

VACAVILLE — Police said a man suspected of stabbing his roommate numerous times before fleeing his Catalpa Lane home surrendered Thursday in San Francisco.

Police were looking for Albert Whitefeather Careyette Jr. after a man reported just before 5 p.m. Wednesday that he was repeatedly stabbed by his roommate on the 100 block of Catalpa Lane.

Officers found a 53-year-old victim laying in his front yard with multiple stab wounds. Careyette had already fled the scene in a 2004 Honda Accord, police said.

Careyette went to the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station and surrendered about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, according to a police press release.

Vacaville police detectives responded to the Mission Station, arrested Careyette and got a statement from him, police said. He was booked into Solano County jail on suspicion of attempted murder and was held without bail.

Lt. Mark Donaldson said Careyette was arguing with the roommate before the argument turned physical. Careyette allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

Police said the victim was conscious when he was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center for treatment. He was in critical condition. The knife was recovered in the backyard.

A countywide alert after Wednesday’s stabbing did not locate Careyette, who police said was considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives learned that Careyette drove himself to San Francisco in the same vehicle he used to flee the crime, according to police. The Honda was found near the police station and was towed to the Vacaville Police Department and processed for evidence.

Anyone with additional information related to this case is asked to call Detective Mark Ferreira at 449-5258.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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