Wednesday, 08 February 2023

Man arrested for early morning murder

Andre Stevens was arrested Friday by Clearlake Police. Lake County Jail booking photo.


CLEARLAKE – Police arrested a Clearlake man Friday in connection with an early morning homicide.

Clearlake Police reported that they arrested 42-year-old handyman Andre Lafayette Stevens on murder charges after officers found him with a weapon and the victim identified him.

A statement from Clearlake Police Lt. Mike Hermann said that officers were dispatched to the 14100 block of Lakeshore Drive shortly after midnight on a report of a stabbing in progress.

Sgt. Tim Celli and Officer Tim Hobbs arrived on scene within moments, Hermann reported, to find Stevens still holding the knife with bloody hands.

Celli and Hobbs detained Stevens and found the victim nearby with multiple stab wounds, Hermann reported.

The victim, who police initially found conscious, identified Stevens as his attacker before dying of his injuries, according to Hermann's statement.

Several residents of the area told police they witnessed the incident, Hermann reported, because the victim had called for help.

Clearlake Police detectives arrived at the scene, Hermann reported, and Stevens later provided police with a statement on the incident. Hobbs arrested Stevens, who was transported to the Lake County Jail and booked for murder.

Hermann's statement said police have not yet released the victim's name pending notification of family.

Police say the investigation is ongoing with no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Clearlake Police Department's Detective Division, 994-8251.

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