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Transient arrested for stabbing in Auburn

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An Auburn-area transient was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly stabbed a man at the Foothills Motel in Auburn. The stabbing was reported to the Sheriff’s 911 dispatch center at 5:10 p.m. The 32-year-old victim encountered 45-year-old Jeffrey Lee Threadgill at the motel, where the victim is staying, and an argument ensued. Threadgill allegedly pulled out a red-handled knife and slashed the victim’s left arm, causing a large, deep gash. The victim ran to the motel office and asked the clerk to call 911. Threadgill allegedly fled the scene. The victim was transported to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital for treatment. Just after the stabbing was reported Threadgill was walking along Luther Road, a short distance from the motel, when he was spotted by a sergeant en route to the motel on Bowman Road. The sergeant had pulled up a photo of the suspect on his in-car computer and recognized the man as the suspect. He was able to take Threadgill into custody without incident. Threadgill was booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making threats and for a parole violation. He is being held without bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the jail courtroom. ~ Staff report