Two stabbed in Colfax area altercation

Suspects arrested after fleeing the scene
By: Martha Garcia, Colfax Record Editor
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Two men were arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing two victims and at the Red Frog Saloon on Highway 174, on the edge of Colfax. According to Sgt. Ty Conners, commander of the sheriff?s substation in Colfax, the incident occurred late Saturday evening. Conners said that on July 7 deputies responded to an 11:39 p.m. report of a multi-person physical fight at Red Frog, with the possibility that someone had been stabbed. At the scene, deputies discovered three victims: one stabbed in the abdomen; one stabbed in the abdomen, neck and head; and one who had been knocked unconscious after he was punched in the mouth and who suffered a broken jaw and several broken teeth. Prior to the deputies? arrival, two male and two female suspects had fled in a green 1997 Cadillac. Units responding, Conners said, set up on Interstate 80 and soon located the suspects? vehicle traveling westbound. Deputies performed a car stop after the Cadillac took the Dry Creek Road exit. Two of the males in the vehicle were determined to be suspects involved in the altercation. Arrested were Edward Brock, 31, of Applegate; and Jeremy Mays, 22, with a home address of Jacksonville, N.C. Mays was also wanted on a California Department of Corrections outstanding parole warrant. Conners said the suspects were arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery with great bodily injury. As of Monday morning, both suspects were in custody at Placer County jail in Auburn. Brock was being held on $60,000 bail, while Mays is ineligible for bail. Two of the victims were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and one was taken to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Conners said the victims, two of whom are locals and one who lives out of the area, are expected to recover from their wounds. Conners, who was not involved in the arrests, said the quick apprehension of the suspects was the result of excellent teamwork. ?From what I?ve heard,? he said, ?responding deputies did a really good job of securing the scene and arresting the suspects. It was really good work by everybody.?