Stabbing suspect's bail hearing postponed

By: Jenna Nielsen and Jenifer Gee
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Stabbing suspect Michael Lane made a brief appearance in an Auburn courtroom Thursday morn-ing. Lane will appear again on July 7 for a bail hearing, after Thursday’s expected hearing was post-poned. Lane is currently being held without bail at the Placer County Jail. Lane is charged with attempted murder for stabbing 21-year-old Britton Reed multiple times early in the morning of March 17. The altercation took place in a parking lot next to Bob and Betty’s 160 Club on Cleveland Street in Auburn. Lane pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and two special allegations including inflicting great bodily injury. Lane’s physical and mental well-being have been previously questioned in court. He appeared to faint and fall to the floor in court in March. Lane has also reportedly fainted while in custody, Lane’s attorney Bob Young told the court during a pervious hearing. Young said in a previous report that his client has not fainted again in court or in county jail since a neurological exam was administered in May. Reed was released in good condition March 29 from Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to Robin Montgomery, communications coordinator for the hospital. Lane will appear again in court at 1:30 a.m. July 7 in Dept. 13. The Journal's Jenna Nielsen can be reached at and Jenifer Gee at