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Medical center check-in results in arrest for attempted murder

January 20, 2020

NEEDLES, Calif – On Saturday, January 18 at 4:42 pm, San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station deputies responded to the Colorado River Medical Center following the report that a male, later identified as Michael McConnell (age 33 of Needles), was there seeking treatment for what they believed to be stab wounds.

Through investigation, deputies determined McConnell had assaulted a victim at a residence in Needles. Deputies made contact with the victim who explained the assault that had occurred and identified McConnell as the suspect. Deputies determined McConnell was stabbed during the assault.

McConnell was arrested for attempt murder and was also found to have an active felony warrant for inflicting bodily injury to a spouse. He was transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for the felony warrant and also the attempt murder and is being held without bail until his arraignment at Victorville Superior Court.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Preston of the Colorado River Station at 760-326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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