Shortly after 1 PM yesterday, #MCSODeputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Ridgedale Drive in Madera regarding a stabbing. The victim had been driven away from the scene by an acquaintance to seek medical aid; they met with an ambulance and the victim was transported to a hospital in Fresno with a stab wound to his upper body.
When Deputies arrived at the residence where the assault occurred they found the house to be unoccupied. Sheriff’s Detectives and Crime Scene personnel responded to process the scene for evidence.
The suspect is described as a white male adult named John; he fled the scene driving a red four door, possibly a Chrysler or a Buick. The relationship between the suspect and victim has not yet been confirmed, but they are believed to be acquaintances and were in the house together before the assault occurred.
The victim is currently listed in stable condition and is expected to recover from his wound. The investigation is on-going and anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770.