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Teen charged with felonies in suspected stabbing

David Bunker
Sierra Sun

A Kings Beach teen suspected of stabbing two Truckee teens last month was charged with two felonies and has been released to relatives out of the area, according to the Nevada County District Attorney’s office.

The exact charges were not released because the suspect is 17 years old. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office recommended an attempted murder charge because the stab wounds were to the chest and the rib cage of the teens.

No bail was posted because the suspect is a minor.

The teen now faces a “jurisdictional hearing,” the equivalent of a trial, for the May 8 incident near Hirschdale along the Truckee River, said Ken Tribby, deputy district attorney for Nevada County.

The hearing should take place within two weeks, Tribby said.

Law enforcement officials are still following up the case, Tribby said, and are uncovering new details.

The Kings Beach teen allegedly stabbed two Truckee teens in the early morning of May 8 after a long night of partying around a bonfire near Hirschdale, according to reports.

The victims did not know the suspect, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s investigators, who said they suspect the victims walked into the middle of a fight.

The injured teens were treated at Tahoe Forest Hospital and released.

The suspect was originally held in Placer County because he was on probation in that county, according to Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.