LA QUINTA: Transient arrested after allegedly stabbing victim multiple times

LA QUINTA — Authorities arrested a transient they allege stabbed another man multiple times Friday, Aug. 4. The stabbing happened in the 78-200 block of Calle Tampico, near desert Club Drive, in La Quinta.

Officials arrested Brandon Williams after he allegedly stabbed a victim multiple times in La Quinta. RSO booking photo

After an investigation, officials arrested Brandon Sean Williams, a 32-year-old transient. He was located and arrested at the location where the stabbing occurred.

Williams was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and causing great bodily injury, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Alan Northrup explained in a written press release after the incident and arrest.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s La Quinta Police Station responded to the location at 4:27 p.m., regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.

When deputies arrived, they located a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Deputies also located Williams.

Firefighter/paramedics provided medical aid to the victim before AMR medics transported the man to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No further information or updates were immediately available regarding the victim or his current condition.

An online jail records search revealed Williams remains in custody, held on $65,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Indio Larson Justice Center Aug. 9.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Julio Oseguera at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 863-8990, or they can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867). Callers can refer to incident file number LA172160061 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren

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