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Two people arrested in fatal stabbing in Amador County

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 8, 2014 - 12:18 am

Two people have been arrested in the slaying of a man who was found stabbed early this morning at a home in Amador County.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 2:40 a.m. from a 27-year-old woman saying that there had been a fight at a residence in the 15000 block of Pioneer Creek Road in Pioneer and that her 26-year-old boyfriend was bleeding.

Deputies responded and found the man dead in the driveway. Sheriff’s officials said he appeared to have sustained multiple stab wounds. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family.

The man’s girlfriend told deputies what had occurred and described the vehicle driven by the individuals involved, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies began checking the area and located the vehicle at a residence in the 25000 block of Highway 88. An individual spotted leaving the residence was contacted and found to be in possession of the suspected weapon. He told deputies the suspect had given it to him for disposal, sheriff’s officials said.

A search of the suspect vehicle turned up evidence of blood in the passenger compartment, and the tire tread pattern was also consistent with tire tread patterns at the scene of the stabbing, officials said.

Deputies contacted the suspect, Gregory Michael Wilson, 40, and his girlfriend, Dana June Knaul, 47, both of Pioneer. Wilson was arrested on suspicion of murder and Knaul, on suspicion of accessory to murder. Both were booked into Amador County Jail.

Sheriff’s officials said the investigation is continuing, and anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 223-6500.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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