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Cool mans turns himself in, booked for alleged attempted murder

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A Cool resident who was allegedly involved in the stabbing of a local man, sending him to the hospital, is now in custody in Placer County Jail. Gavin Levi Rasmussen, 20, turned himself in Wednesday and was booked into jail on an arrest warrant for attempted murder, according to Detective Adam Cline with the Auburn Police Department. On June 17 a 19-year-old Cool resident, whose name has not been released, reportedly found his car had been broken into where it was parked at Auburn Lake Trails. The teen reportedly saw Rasmussen and Cool resident Joseph James Montgomery, 19, driving away from the scene and followed them in his vehicle, according to police. The 19-year-old followed Rasmussen and Montgomery through the American River Canyon to Auburn, police said. Rasmussen and Montgomery reportedly hit a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck on Grass Valley Highway, causing them to spin out into an embankment. The teen continued to follow their car, according to police. The chase ended with a fight in a parking lot in the 500 block of Auburn Folsom Road when the 19-year-old confronted the two men. He received multiple stab wounds and was transferred to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. As of Thursday morning both Rasmussen and Montgomery were in custody in Placer County Jail, each with a charge of attempted murder. They were both ineligible for bail as of Thursday. According to Cline, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call him at (530) 823-4237, ext. 238. ~Bridget Jones