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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday December 1st, 2023 :: 06:46 a.m. PST


Man Stabbed by Roommate During Altercation in Needles; Suspect is at Large

DATE/TIME: November 30, 2023 / 10:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: P.C. 245(A)(1) - Assault with a Deadly Weapon 

LOCATION: 1000 Block of  Lillyhill Drive, Needles, CA 92363

SUSPECT(S): William Thompson, 34-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA

VICTIM(S): Michael Hood, 48-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA

SUMMARY: On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Lillyhill Drive in reference to a stabbing. During the course of the investigation, deputies identified the suspect as William Thompson. Thompson stabbed his roommate Michael Hood in his left thigh during an altercation. Hood was airlifted to Sunrise Hospital located in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was treated for non life threatening injuries. Hood positively identified Thompson as the person who assualted him.  Thompson fled the scene before deputies arrived and remains at large.    

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy A. Gonzales of the Colorado River Station (909) 362-6122. Callers wishing to remain annoymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy A. Gonzales

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212300919

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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