Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Incident

Written by Estero Bay News

April 19, 2024

Jerry Adams

The Morro Bay Police Department arrested a man in his seventies for a reported attempted homicide.

Police responded to calls of a stabbing in the 2400 block of Reno Ct. on April 5, at approximately 6:36 p.m.

“Officers responded to the area and immediately located an adult female victim suffering from injuries to her neck and multiple stab wounds to her chest and hand,” said Chief Amy Watkins in a news release. “The victim was promptly transported to a local hospital by medical personnel.”

Upon speaking to the victim, officers learned the suspect had fled the scene and was a known friend who lived in the 400 block of Bonita. 

The suspect, Jerry Eugene Adams, 71, of Morro Bay, was later arrested in the 400 block of Bonita. Adams was taken into custody without incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of attempted homicide, false imprisonment, intimidating a witness, and sexual assault against the victims will through force. 

Morro Bay police continue to investigate the incident, but say there is no threat to the community.

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