MCSO: Ukiah man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing his uncle multiple times

A man was arrested for attempted murder in Ukiah after deputies said he and his uncle got into a fight that led to his uncle being stabbed multiple times in the back, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

On June 6 at around 7:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a physical assault at a home on the 700 block of Lake Mendocino Drive.

While responding, deputies were advised a 70-year-old man had been stabbed, officials said. Medical Personnel were summoned to respond.

Upon arrival, deputies said they encountered the suspect, 25-year-old Harley James Patton of Ukiah on Lake Mendocino Drive.

Deputies and medical personnel responded to the residence and found the 70-year-old male laying in the driveway suffering from multiple stab wounds to the back, the sheriff's office reported. Medical personnel began treating the injured man and he was flown to an out-of-county hospital for treatment.

Deputies determined an altercation occurred inside a small trailer at the location between the 70-year-old man and his nephew, Patton. During the fight, deputies said it appeared Patton obtained a knife and stabbed the victim numerous times causing life-threatening injuries.

Patton was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse with great bodily injury. He is being held on $200,000 bail.

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