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Patterson man booked on attempted murder charge

A Patterson man was arrested on an attempted murder charge after an altercation with a knife, Patterson Police Chief Garrett Grogan said in a news release.
William Lawrence Richardson, 25, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:39 p.m. Friday on charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal trespass.
At 12:08 p.m. Friday, an unknown subject called 911 and stated an officer was needed at a residence on Taft Street. The subject was told to hold on the line so that the Police Department could be contacted, but the call disconnected.
A police officer called the phone number provided by 911 and reached a subject, Richardson, who stated his cousin was at his residence upset and pulled a knife out on him, police said.
Richardson stated that the subject cut himself in the chest and blamed it on Richardson and that he wanted to report the situation on his behalf. The subject was transported to the hospital where an officer met them.
Upon investigation, the officer was advised Richardson attacked and injured the subject.
The subject was admitted into the hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.
Richardson was jailed with no bond set.
Staff Report
A Patterson man was arrested on an attempted murder charge after an altercation with a knife, Patterson Police Chief Garrett Grogan said in a news release.
William Lawrence Richardson, 25, of Taft Street in Patterson, was arrested at 2:39 p.m. Friday on charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal trespass.
At 12:08 p.m. Friday, an unknown subject called 911 and stated an officer was needed at a residence on Taft Street. The subject was told to hold on the line so that the Police Department could be contacted, but the call disconnected.
The police officer called the phone number provided by 911 and reached a subject, Richardson, who stated his cousin was at his residence upset and pulled a knife out on him, police said.
Richardson stated that the subject cut himself in the chest and blamed it on Richardson and that he wanted to report the situation on his behalf. The subject was transported to the hospital where an officer met them.
Upon investigation, the officer was advised Richardson attacked and injured the subject.
The subject was admitted into the hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.
Richardson was jailed with no bond set.

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