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Grant County deputies arrest two, searching for one stabbing suspect

Published On: Jul 10 2013 11:56:52 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 09:11:15 AM CDT
Moses Lake stabbing suspects
MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two suspects and are looking for one more Moses Lake teen they believe is responsible for stabbing another youth Tuesday night.

Dahndre Westwood, Travis Stotts and Victor Mejia were allegedly confronted by three people around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night near Arlington Drive and Lowry Drive in the Larson Housing Area north of Moses Lake.

During the ensuing altercation a 16-year-old boy was stabbed several times. He underwent surgery at Samaritan Hospital and is in stable condition.

Acting on tips from the community, the first suspect, 14-year-old Dahndre Westwood, was arrested without incident Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. at a convenience store in the Larson housing area. 

He was taken to Samaritan Hospital for a stab wound to one of his feet possibly connected to Tuesday night's assault. After being treated for his injury he will be booked into the Grant County Youth Detention Facility.

The second of three suspects was arrested Wednesday night. Victor Mejia was captured at a home in the Larson Housing Area. He is now lodged in the Grant County Youth Services Facility. Citizen tips led deputies to where he was hiding.

Travis Stotts, the third suspect, remains at large. Stotts posted a message on the Grant County Sheriff’s Facebook page yesterday questioning why he was named in the incident. The sheriff's office replied and suggested he call to share his side of the story, but has not responded. Stotts is a 17-year-old white male, 5 foot 5 inches and 160 pounds

Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones says his deputies and detectives are searching for the suspect and will not stop until he is caught.

Stotts should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 9-1-1, or send information to crimetips@co.grant.wa.us. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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