TCSO: Juvenile kills man after believing he was making "advances" towards his girlfriend
WEAVERVILLE, Calif. —
A juvenile was arrested Tuesday night after the Trinity County Sheriff's Office says he admitted to killing a man because he thought he was making advances towards his girlfriend.
Around 11:05 p.m., the Trinity County Sheriff's Dispatch center received a call indicating that two individuals were involved in a physical altercation near the intersection of Highway 299 and Mill Street in Weaverville.
Officials said deputies arrived on scene within minutes of the initial call.
Once on scene, deputies found a man in the street, later identified as Nathan Perdue, 28, of Weaverville. Perdue was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from multiple puncture and laceration wounds to various parts of his body.
Once medical units arrived they immediately began to help Perdue. He was later transferred to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Deputies said at the same time, and within approximately 60 yards of where Perdue was found, they found another young man who was covered in blood. The young man made several spontaneous statements indicating that he had "killed" Perdue.
The young man was taken into custody but because he is a juvenile, his name cannot be released.
Detectives interviewed the juvenile at the Trinity County Sheriff's Office. During the interview, detectives say the suspect confessed to stabbing Perdue multiple times because he believed Perdue was making advances towards his girlfriend.
The suspect also said his intention had been to kill Perdue and that Perdue was unarmed during the incident.
Officials said the suspect was placed under arrest and is being held for homicide. The investigation in ongoing.