PPD officers arrest Jeremy Sousa for stabbing

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 30, 2018 / comments

[Cmdr. Kim Nida]

Placerville, CA – Placerville Police arrest Jeremy Sousa for stabbing a man in Benham Park.

On August 29th, 2018, Placerville Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing that had just occurred at Benham Park around 9:45 pm. When officers arrived at the park they located the transient, male victim, identified as 25 year old Anthony Ryan, with multiple stab wounds in his torso. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Witnesses at the park reported to officers that they believed the two subjects were “play fighting”. Ryan then approached them and told them he had just been stabbed. Witnesses helped the victim call 9-1-1. The witnesses provided officers with a street moniker of “Youngster” or “Frodo” for the suspect. Based on the information provided, Jeremy Sousa (DOB 12/26/93) was identified as the possible suspect.

Placerville Police Officers searched the area for Sousa and were able to locate him in the area of 519 Placerville Drive at 11:22 pm. Sousa, who is also a known transient, was arrested and booked at El Dorado County Jail for Penal Code 245 (a) (1) - Assault with a deadly weapon.

He is being held on bail set at $45,000.