Man Arrested For Attempted Murder In Newhall Stabbing Near The Vu
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials arrested a suspected member of the Vagos biker gang Monday morning, in connection with a pair of weekend stabbings in April outside The Vu in Newhall.
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Kevin James King, 38, of Los Angeles, was arrested around 9:40 a.m. at his home, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.
He was booked on two counts of attempted murder, and deputies are planning to seek a special gang allegation against him, officials said Tuesday.
Sheriff’s Station officials indicated another arrest could still take place in the assault, which officials described as a verbal altercation that escalated into violence.
Two were left in the hospital after the attack, officials said.
Robert Arvizu, 47, of Newhall, was arrested in connection with the fight shortly after the crime took place.
He was arrested in April and briefly held in lieu of $1 million bail.
He was released the following Tuesday after his court appearance.
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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives with the Career Offenders Burglary Robbery Assault Unit, or COBRA, a squad specialized in gang-related incidents, investigated the Newhall stabbings.
The fight and alleged attempted murder took place around 12:50 a.m. April 20 near The VU Bar and Lounge, officials said.
The victims, whose names were not released Sheriff’s Station officials, were taken to the hospital with wounds that were not life-threatening, said Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.
The Vagos are considered a major "Outlaw Motorcycle Gang" operating throughout the country, according to a 2011 FBI report titled "National Gang Threat Assessment."
King is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to Sheriff’s Department records.
Arvizu is not in custody at this time.
A court date for King has not yet been assigned, according to Sheriff’s Department records.
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Article: Man Arrested For Attempted Murder In Newhall Stabbing Near The Vu
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Perry Smith