Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 664/187 PC [Attempted Homicide], 245(a)(1) PC [Assault with Deadly Weapon], 422 PC [Criminal Threats]
Report Number:
2012-12277    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
664/187 PC [Attempted Homicide], 245(a)(1) PC [Assault with Deadly Weapon], 422 PC [Criminal Threats]
Location:
Little Lake Road and Lansing Street, Mendocino
When: Date: 05-28-2012 Time: 0320 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Alexander Behounek 32 41021 Little Lake Road Mendocino, Ca.
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Riley Kiesel 28 44000 Little Lake Road Mendocino, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 05-28-2012 at approximately 0329 hours, deputies received a call for service for an assault with a knife [stabbing] at the intersection of Little Lake Road and Lansing Street in Mendocino. Deputies were in the vicinity when the call was received and arrived at approximately 0330 hours.

Upon contact with the victim, the Suspect Riley Kiesel was identified and deputies located Kiesel walking away from the scene. Kiesel was immediately found to be in possession of a knife.

The victim told the deputies he had contact with Kiesel at Dickís Place in Mendocino at about 0130 hours, where the victim is employed. Kiesel had been banished from the location and was not allowed on the premises. The victim confronted Kiesel about his presence, at which time Kiesel brandished a knife and told the victim he was going to stab him.

Kiesel was ushered off the premises without further incident and at about 0320 hours, after the victim had departed Dickís Place en route home, the suspect jumped in front of the victimís vehicle at the listed intersection in order to stop him.

The victim exited his vehicle to confront the suspect about his actions at which time the suspect advanced on the victim and stabbed him once in the abdomen. The suspect then fled eastbound on Little Lake Road.

The suspect was arrested and later admitted to stabbing the victim. The victim was later airlifted to Santa Rosa memorial hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $200,000.00.
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